Genre > Puzzle
Puzzle games draw inspiration from the classic PC adventure game genre (Myst, King's Quest, LucasArts games), where players would be required to talk their way out of a situation or, more often, find the right combination of items to progress.
A short but tricky sci-fi adventure aboard a mysterious ship. Discovering how the crystals work is just the beginning of your adventure...
Review on Clavis Cryptica: link
A sci-fi mix of humor and text adventure game parody. Bits of it were fun, though it could've used more writing from the author. Now with achievements!
What is the answer to this math problem?
0 + 50 * 1 - 60 - 60 * 0 + 10 = ?
I wrote this gamestory to deconstruct the common answers so that people can work out what they are doing incorrectly.
A short math puzzler: Start at 63 and get to 0 by adding or subtracting in increments of 6, 10, 15 or 17, without using any of the red numbers.
Satisfying, though it starts out frustrating!
Alone in the Park combines story and adventure game in a somewhat endearing way. From the authors:
Play as a rather misanthropic gamer who finds herself lured away from her computer to embark upon a real world quest: finding hidden treasure in a national park. Annoyingly, doing this requires her to locate and reassemble pieces of a treasure map. And instead of being populated with cool creatures like giant vampire squid bats or something, the park's forests, lakes and mountains are home to the lamest NPCs imaginable.
This treasure had better be fucking legendary.