Photopia by Adam Cadre

1st Place, 1998 Interactive Fiction Competition
Voted best interactive fiction of all time (2015 poll)

"This is a work so hugely influential to IF development that anyone interested in the history of the form should try it." —Emily Short

"Photopia is important to video games as a whole, to the advancement of our understanding of the interactive medium." —

"I don't think any other work of art has ever affected me to the extent that Photopia has." —
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Review by VerdantVerbiage
25 Apr 2017
An excellent game with just the right balance of knowledge and mystery.

Review by MeNotYou
30 Mar 2017
REALLY GOOD, thought provoking and deep. PLAY IT!

Review by Cyeborg
21 Mar 2017
There needs to be more games like this. Sequels are needed. 5/5, Great game. A little too short for my liking, but sequels will solve that. I NEED SEQUELS!!!

Review by LemonGrabJuice
11 Feb 2017

I love it.

I don't want to write a review, though.

Screw that.

Review by KangarooAwesome
10 Feb 2017
Amazing story! Very creative and original! Would recommend.

Review by stormfirej
03 Jan 2017
This was amazingly sad. Well written. Immersive. Love.

Review by sandman42
11 Dec 2016
Very well written, also very sad... I like the slice of life and how its told out of order in such a way everything comes together. I liked the changing colors. I felt myself completely sucked into the world and immersed in the story. Not the most interactive but it is more focused on the story itself buy puts you in each part...
again very SAD :(

Review by Laufeia
21 Jul 2016
How do you exit garage?

Review by DavyB
15 Jun 2016
As a text adventure winning first place in the 1998 Interactive Fiction Competition, this deserves attention! It is surprising, therefore, that there aren't more reviews/comments posted so far? This is perhaps because it is more literature than an adventure, and has very few puzzles, and can't easily be classified as a game, as it is mostly linear with a single outcome. Although my personal preference is for puzzle-oriented adventures, this adventure is very well written, uses some interesting techniques and is competently constructed. On that basis, it gets five stars from me!

Review by greatbo12
25 Feb 2016
This is awesome! I am not usually very good at text adventure games, but there are plenty of hints in the game. It's really well put together and obviously the author has thought of everything!

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Written by
Adam Cadre
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Published 01 Oct 1998
Listing added 12 Jan 2014

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