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Topic: IFComp & other free text advs for youngsters
I've played quite a few of the free ones now and I think I've really enjoyed around 80% of them.
I'm very guarded as to what games my kids play and they would like to play some of them too (I'm only talking about the free ones on IFComp and BAF and XYZZY for now), and I've got them to play Mother Loose and A Bear's Night Out. Both of which they loved.
My memory of whether the games and IF I've played is limited to whether I enjoyed them a lot or a little, with a fairly good recollection of the storylines too. What I can't remember is which ones were either too tough for kids or, more importantly, had any, even slightly controversial 'scenes', or themes.
The brilliant Anchorhead, for instance is a complete no-no for my kids. Same with Shrapnel, Sting Of The Wasp and maybe even Photopia. Adventures like So Far are just too darned difficult (for me too !). I can't remember, though, if games (IF), like Rissorgimento Represso and Splashdown for example, were just good fun for all ages or if they had more adult-themed moments.
Please, can anyone give me a list of (or just one or two), free text games (IF), that are suitable for young children to play without any controversial bits, but, at the same time not be either too difficult or too boring for kids ? I know of the genre filter on BAF's, but I'm looking for any others. Also, don't think so much of the Infocom ones in the Masterpieces of Infocom collection. I have those and we'll be playing them together. Same goes for the Zork ones.
Ones with themes such as sci-fi orientated or wizardry or just plain fantasy or comedy would be ideal. But, as I say, no controversial themes, or moments please. Scary ones, within reason, would be fine though.
Thanks, in advance, to anyone that can recommend any suited to children of this age. [smiley=thumbs.gif]