I hope you’re doing well.
Have you discovered any particularly useful games in the current IF Comp? I’ve had a fairly close look at “Zozzled,” “Sugarlawn,” “Skies Above,” and “Pirateship,” and I’ve enjoyed them all.
“Zozzled” is parser-based and involves drinking fermented beverages, but there’s much more emphasis on eliminating ghosts by drinking them. It’s an amusing and well-crafted story, and it might be workable for older students.
“Sugarlawn,” “Skies Above,” and “Pirateship” are all quite puzzle-focused and good for teaching thinking skills. “Sugarlawn” and “Skies Above” are parser-based. “Pirateship” has a point-and-click interface that works somewhat like a parser.
What are you finding?
Have a great day!