Help! Even your in-post link to an “English version” is Mandarin!
It isn’t for me; could be location based?
Maybe you just need to change your language setting? It’s in the bottom right corner.
----smacks forehead, bows in thanks----
Thanks for all the hard work @VictorGijsbers! Lots of games on there I still have to play, so that’s a priority, health permitting. And thanks to all the fellow voters. Great work all.
Great stuff, thanks to all involved.
Now is someone going to do the maths and see what % of the Top 50 (or, 70 as it happens) are also Cragne Manor authors?
EDIT: By my count, 19/70 (including Cragne Manor itself) share authors with Cragne Manor.
I have the same problem now. But I can’t find a button or menu entry for setting the language. I already searched the whole game entry page, my whole settings page, the IFDB main page and my whole profile page.
Not in the bottom right, not anywhere else.
It’s when you have already loaded the game.
No. When I click “Play Online” I get only Chinese signs.
EDIT: Found it where you said. Sorry and thx
click on the link below the Play Online button
when the page is loaded, click on language and choose the one you want from the list.
I tried those two games now, so I’ve now seen the whole top 50.
A Dark Room makes sense to be on the list! A unique game, reminds of Fallen London and roguelikes and Universal Paperclips.
I’m surprised a bit by Plasmorphosis being on there. Not because it’s bad, but because I wouldn’t even put it in the top 3 Agnieszka Trzaska games, many of which I think could place highly on this list (I especially like 4x4 Archipelago). But I’m glad it’s on the list as it may attract more people to Agnieszka’s games.
I thought people also might appreciate a categorization of the games by length, medium, and genre:
|1||Counterfeit Monkey||2+ hours||parser||wordplay/espionage/political|
|2||Anchorhead||2+ hours||parser||cosmic horror|
|3||Spider and Web||2+ hours||parser||espionage/sci-fi|
|4||Hadean Lands||10+ hours||parser||sci-fi/alchemy|
|5||The Impossible Bottle||around 2 hours||parser||surreal/family-based|
|6||The Gostak||around 2 hours||parser||surreal/con-lang adjacent|
|=||Photopia||around 2 hours||parser||slice of life + fantasy/sci-fi|
|8||Eat Me||around 2 hours||parser||fairy tale horror|
|=||Lost Pig||around 2 hours||parser||comedy/fantasy|
|10||80 Days||2+ hours per play||graphical/choice||alternate history/steampunk|
|=||Blue Lacuna||10+ hours||parser||sci-fi|
|=||The Wizard Sniffer||around 2-3 hours||parser||comedy/fantasy|
|15||A Mind Forever Voyaging||10+ hours||parser||sci-fi/political|
|=||Superluminal Vagrant Twin||2+ hours||menu/parser||sci-fi|
|=||Suveh Nux||about 2 hours||parser||fantasy|
|18||Birdland||abuot 2 hours||choice||comedy/coming of age/fantasy|
|=||Cragne Manor||10+ hours||parser||cosmic horror/boneless horse|
|=||Plundered Hearts||10+ hours||parser||romance/fantasy/pirate|
|21||According to Cain||about 2 hours||parser||fantasy/alchemy/religious|
|=||Coloratura||about 2 hours||parser||sci-fi|
|=||Open Sorcery||2+ hours||choice||sci-fi/fantasy|
|=||The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy||10+ hours||parser||sci-fi/comedy|
|28||Aisle||< 15 min. per play||parser||slice of life/one move|
|=||howling dogs||about 1 hour||choice||surreal/sci-fi|
|=||The Archivist and the Revolution||about 1 hour||choice||sci-fi|
|=||The Fire Tower||15-30 min.||parser||nature|
|=||The King of Shreds and Patches||2+ hours||parser||cosmic horror|
|=||The Wand||2+ hours||parser||fantasy|
|=||Violet||about 2 hours||parser||comedy/slice of life|
|=||Will Not Let Me Go||about 1 hour||choice||slice of life/sad|
|=||Worlds Apart||10+ hours||parser||sci-fi|
|=||Zork I||10+ hours||parser||fantasy|
|38||A Dark Room||2+ hours||choice||crafting/roguelike|
|=||A Paradox Between Worlds||about 2 hours||choice||metafiction/fantasy|
|=||Choice of Robots||2+ hours per play||choice||sci-fi|
|=||Computerfriend||abt 1 hr||choice||dystopian|
|=||Horse Master||about 2 hours||choice||sci-fi|
|=||Make It Good||2+ hours||parser||mystery|
|=||SPY INTRIGUE||2+ hours||choice||surreal/sci-fi|
|49||1893: A World’s Fair Mystery||2+ hours||parser||historical/mystery|
|=||And Then You Come to a House Not Unlike the Previous One||abt 2 hours||parser||metafiction|
|=||A Rope of Chalk||abt 2 hours||parser||slice of life|
|=||Babel||abt 2 hours||parser||sci-fi|
|=||Bee||abt 2 hours||choice||slice of life/religious|
|=||Even Some More Tales from Castle Balderstone||2+ hours||parser||horror/fantasy|
|=||Fallen London||10+ hours||choice||horror/fantasy|
|=||Galatea||15-30 minutes||parser||fantasy/slice of life|
|=||Inside the Facility||abt 2 hours||parser||sci-fi|
|=||Lime Ergot||< 15 mins||parser||surreal/pirate|
|=||Plasmorphosis||abt 1 hour||choice||sci-fi|
|=||Queers in Love at the End of the World||< 15 min per play||choice||romance/apocalypse|
|=||Repeat the Ending||2+ hours||parser||superhero/slice of life/metafiction|
|=||Ryan Veeder’s Authentic Fly Fishing||2+ hours||parser||slice of life/mystery|
|=||Slouching Towards Bedlam||abt 2 hours||parser||steampunk|
|=||Treasures of a Slaver’s Kingdom||2+ hours||parser||fantasy|
|=||Turandot||abt 1 hours||choice||romance|
|=||Vespers||abt 2 hours||parser||horror/religious|
|=||With Those We Love Alive||abt 1 hour||choice||surreal/fantasy/sci-fi|
Only while writing this did I realize that I haven’t played Overboard yet. I don’t know if I will, as I don’t have as much money these days for paid games, and I didn’t like Pendragon as much as I ought to.
Edit: changed Babel from slice of life (???) to sci-fi and Turandot from fantasy/alternate history to Romance.
Babel: a slice of life story about the everyday worries and joys of a horribly disfigured and mutated monster , previously a scientist on a top-secret DNA-splicing/chromosome-reconfiguring facility on the north pole where everyone has died a gruesome death and history reveals itself through ghostly flashbacks.
That’s a nice list, @mathbrush ! However, I think of Turandot as a romance (if admittedly a strange one), not a fantasy or alternate history game. I don’t think it contains a single fantasy element, and it’s setting is far too amorphous – you’ll never learn either which time or which country it’s set in – to count as alternate history.
Overboard! Is nothing like Pendragon. It’s much closer to 80 Days.
Yeah, it’s kinda more sci-fi (of what I’ve played at least).
Okay, so a couple of things happened there that were weird:
-I don’t remember seeing Babel on this list
-I have no clue what game I thought it was
-I have had Babel open on my computer for the last week ready to play
I honestly got nothing here
I love A Dark Room. I first played it many years ago and every so often I’m called back to it. It feels more like reading a novel than playing a game. The worldbuilding is so great and unsettling.