I am considering hosting a party over Zoom or the like, and I want to invite my guests to experience a couple of IF works with me. But which ones?
To my mind a work is party-suitable only if it is relatively easy to jump into, and the interactive component is non-trivial. Regarding the latter quality, if my friends think it would be reasonable or funny to enter a command into the parser, there should be a decent chance that the author has anticipated the combination, even if the only response is a wittily-phrased way of saying, “You can’t do that.” Or if it is a non-parser work, it should offer meaningful choices that impact the story.
My friends and I enjoy word games, wordplay, sci-fi, RPGs, and ribald humor in moderation. On the other hand, we would not have much fun with pornography, graphic violence, or math puzzles.
What do you suggest?