Photopia by Adam Cadre

1st Place, 1998 Interactive Fiction Competition
Voted best interactive fiction of all time (2015 intfiction.org 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." —necessarygames.com

"I don't think any other work of art has ever affected me to the extent that Photopia has." —playthisthing.com
Information in this game listing is copyright yandexx, Adam Cadre, Eriorg, David Welbourn, Emily Short, Paul O'Brian, Jordan Magnuson, Dannii, Dave Chapeskie, Edward Lacey, is taken from IFDB, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.
Review by FantasyLand
16 Dec 2018
I keep playing this game, even though it rips my heart out every time.

The use of colors, the story, the dialogue, everything about this game is just so perfect. My favorite thing is probably the ending... It feels, somehow, fitting.

Good job for ruining my day, Mr. Cadre. You should be proud of yourself.
(5)

Review by rhett78
21 Sep 2017
I love how it's cryptic and straight-forward all at once. My assumptions about who I was were wonderfully different from the "reality." Not too long, Not too short. Just right, in so many different ways.
(5)

Review by Jfulls002
28 Aug 2017
F**k you. Just F**k you. You literally ripped out my heart and trampled it. I am now dead. This was utterly fantastic with just the right amount of suspense, everything coming together eventually in one beautiful montage, just to have the world come crashing down in flames. Seriously F**k you. This was amazing.
-Jfulls
(5)

Review by VerdantVerbiage
25 Apr 2017
An excellent game with just the right balance of knowledge and mystery.
(5)

Review by MeNotYou
30 Mar 2017
REALLY GOOD, thought provoking and deep. PLAY IT!
(5)

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!!!
(5)

Review by LemonGrabJuice
11 Feb 2017
OHHHHHH

I love it.

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

Screw that.
(5)

Review by KangarooAwesome
10 Feb 2017
Amazing story! Very creative and original! Would recommend.
(3)

Review by stormfirej
03 Jan 2017
This was amazingly sad. Well written. Immersive. Love.
(5)

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 :(
(5)

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Average rating
(4.76)
Written by
Adam Cadre
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Published 01 Oct 1998
Listing added 12 Jan 2014

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