WTF ... IS WTF!?
We are a collective of people who believe in freedom of speech, the rights of individuals, and free pancakes! We share our lives, struggles, frustrations, successes, joys, and prescribe to our own special brand of humor and insanity. If you are looking for a great place to hang out, make new friends, find new nemeses, and just be yourself, WTF.com is your new home.

The Wumpus will get you if you don't watch out!

Jason

Voorhees a jolly good fellow!
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Interactive Fiction (or IF for short) is both a computer game and a book, or rather something in between. You usually take on the role of the main character in a story. The game tells you what happens to the character, and you tell the game how the character should act. This is not always simple, but can make for a very rewarding experience. The game's output is always mainly text based, but there are some games that will also show images and play sounds. You communicate with the game using text as well, but there are indeed a small number of games that complement this with mouse support.

Many games have problems for you to solve, also called puzzles. How and when you solve these puzzles may affect how the plot unfolds and even the outcome of the game. There are also games that don't have puzzles, but rely on the story itself being good enough to keep the player's interest. The story can still take multiple paths, depending on the player's choices, but the game isn't meant to be an intellectual challenge as such. The first category of games is sometimes called traditional IF or puzzle-based IF or just text adventures, while the latter is called puzzle-less IF. There are of course games that are a mix of these two, as well as experiments with the genre that don't fit in anywhere yet.

There are many authors active in interactive fiction today that provide games of excellent quality, regarding literary aspects as well as puzzles.

We hope you enjoy the following games as a nice timeout and flashback to yesteryear!

GAMES NO LONGER AVAILABLE
 

esxho

Dude, wot does mine say!?
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OK? and for everyone else that has a social life .. have a nice time lol

:joke:
 

screwy

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YES! Fucking YES! No more will I have to leave WTF!? for my Java'd Infocom classics! Then again, if you can... Maybe adding more of them?
 

Nailbomb

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If you can use them, I can send you A Mind Forever Voyaging, Cutthroats, Border Zone, Bureaucracy, Plundered Hearts, Hollywood Hijinx, Seastalker, Sherlock The Riddle of the Crown Jewels, Wishbringer, Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head Nor Tail of It, and Trinity.

(I think they're all considered abandonware now, but I wouldn't want to get ya in trouble, so if any of those sound good, see if it'll be alright, and I'll send em.)
 

Jason

Voorhees a jolly good fellow!
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First post listing has been updated.. I will be adding more just because we can. :p
 

BRiT

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Beware the Wumpus!
 

Spikey

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I finally killed the wumpus!
 

Jason

Voorhees a jolly good fellow!
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Do any of you guys still play these from time to time?

Maybe I'll add a few more like I had planned.. However, if no one cares, then I can ditch them? :p
 

TyloSB

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:( Those damn bats keep killing me! And it doesn't help that the arrows keep missing and the wumpus is a meanie who keeps killing me too.
 

vezza

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I wouldn't remove them, but then these were the first games I ever played on my Commodore 64. I'm nostalgic! :D