Interactive Fiction tag
Tag created in June 2017
Interactive Fiction's popularity amongst developers
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years with the Interactive Fiction tag and the percentage of games released on Steam they account for. The number of releases gives a sense of the amount of games published each year. It often increases, following the total amount of Steam games released.
The percentage, on the other hand, gives a better idea of the trend a tag follows. It shows if, in proportion, the Interactive Fiction tag is getting more or less popular from a developer's perspective. The Review chart will tell us if this trend is a good thing (i.e. players interest is increasing, tag is undercrowded) or if it's the opposite.
The Interactive Fiction game tag peaked in 2022 with 513 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 0.04% in 2010 and 0.33% in 2022.
Bear in mind that 2023 is not over yet. The number of releases will continue to increase, but the percentage is already a good estimate of things to come.
Interactive Fiction's popularity amongst players
This chart shows the reviews for games with the Interactive Fiction tag, either as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the average value for a game. If the graph is hard to read, you can deactivate the review count and % of the average lines by clicking on the legend.
The review count gives a view of the sheer amount of reviews a tag receives, but it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. That is why the normalized value as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more interesting, as it gives you the popularity trend for Interactive Fiction tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 17 (2010) and 583 (2014) reviews. Bear in mind that it is the average, and it can be strongly influenced by extreme values, like the release of a very popular game with this tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the Interactive Fiction tag received between 33% (2011) and 270% (2012) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Interactive Fiction
This chart displays the evolution of the Interactive Fiction tag's games price in USD over time, as well as the percentage of free games in this tag. Bear in mind that there is inflation over time, which means that a price should slowly increase just to keep the same value.
The median game price peaked in 2014 at 9.99$, and bottomed in 2015 at 5.99$. The percentage of free to play peaked in 2020 at 17%, and bottomed in 2022 at 1%.
Positive reviews ratio for Interactive Fiction, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the Interactive Fiction tag games, classed by language. It gives an idea about how different audiences will judge a game with this tag. A lower rating doesn't necessarily mean that the audience doesn't like that tag. Some cultures have different standards and expectations. It will however affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The best rating for Interactive Fiction games is 95% for the Portuguese - Brazil audience, and the worst is 71% for the Simplified Chinese audience.
|Return NULL - Episode 1
Return NULL, a Point & Click Adventure, is set in a distant dystopian society under an oppressive force where you play the role of Jack Drebin; husband and soon to be father whose life is on the verge of chaos. Episode 1 sets up key characters and a plot that escalates into an intense finale.
|Apr 2, 2015
Sydney's World is a family-friendly JRPG. Game focus is on the intersecting story arcs of a young girl seeking her father and a king in search of redemption.
|Feb 1, 2016
Alchemy, puzzles, and a crashed starship. Old-style interactive fiction — a classic text adventure. No graphics! No dialogue trees! No point-and-click! You type your commands, and read what happens next.
|Jun 20, 2016
Award Winner: PAX 10 2019 | Winner, Momocon 2018 Indie Games Awards | "A fascinating reverse-RPG" - PC Gamer | "A cross between The Sims and a rousing game of Dungeons and Dragons" - Geek & Sundry
|Sep 13, 2017
|My Lovely Daughter
My Lovely Daughter is an alchemist simulator that explores the depth of a father’s grief and how far he will go to resurrect his daughter. Contains dark and disturbing subject matters, might not be suitable for children or those who are easily disturbed.
|Mar 8, 2018
Help Taylor make life or death decisions, and face the consequences together.
|Mar 16, 2017
|No Longer Home
No Longer Home is a game about letting go of the life you've built due to circumstances beyond your control. Immerse yourself in the lives of Bo and Ao and learn about their dreams, frustrations and fears. Welcome the magic of the everyday and somewhat extraordinary.
|Jul 30, 2021
|Talk to Saki
Chat with Saki! Input keywords, ask questions, or simply check in to see how she's doing!
|Jan 19, 2018
|Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars
Michael struggles with dreams of dark waters and an unknown ancient evil resting beneath the cold waves. Are these simply dreams or are they a premonition of things to come?
|Jul 27, 2018
|Talk to Yuno
Chat with Yuno! Solve cases, input keywords, or simply check in to see how she's doing!
|Oct 26, 2018
『BURIED STARS』 is an adventure game that takes place at a collapse site of a live audition show. The trapped survivors communicate with each other, and through social media, while waiting for the rescue team’s arrival. But an unexpected turn of events splits them apart and drives them into a corner.
|Nov 29, 2021
Kidnapped by an insane man and dragged into a dark crypt, your only choice is to play along with his twisted games or suffer the consequences for non-compliance. A thrilling text-based interactive fiction game!
|Dec 25, 2020
|Interactive Horror Stories
"Choose your own adventure" style nightmares
|Oct 25, 2019
|Shadows on the Vatican: Nightingale
Writing on a blog and using her obscure ability, the mysterious Nightingale has been helping people in danger for years. Now, she’s forced to disappear, facing threats from a killer... one of those people she helped in the past. An interactive short story featuring an advanced navigation UI.
|Jul 27, 2021
啟用超人氣畫師以及豪華聲優陣容的「三角計劃」第一部──《副作用之瞳 (Tlicolity Eyes)》帶著豪華周邊套餐和超甜的戀愛推出中文版！同時也將首次橫跨Android、iOS、PC等多平臺。還有中文版獨佔周邊不容錯過！談一場甜蜜的戀愛吧！
|Jun 29, 2021
Colossals tells the story of a vagrant, who, together with his love interest, the soon-to-be-Empress Khalida, interpret the fairy tales they read in front of a windmill to be fact, telling them of a faraway land where, once upon a time, giants roamed.
|Dec 26, 2019
Board the Trans-Siberian railroad and travel 9,289 km from Moscow to Vladivostok. Clash with a vibrant culture as you meet people as strange to you as you are to them. Journey into a standalone Wanderlust adventure from the makers of The Witcher.
|Apr 9, 2020
|The Epsilon Outcome
A dry-humored, sci-fi interactive story where you interact with characters, work with objects, and complete puzzles to solve the mystery of why a major science experiment went wrong.
|Jan 21, 2021
|The Book of Distance
In 1935, Yonezo Okita left his home in Japan and began a new life in Canada. Then war and state-sanctioned racism changed everything—he became the enemy. His grandson leads us on an interactive virtual pilgrimage through an emotional geography of immigration and family to recover what was lost.
|Oct 8, 2020
"Woodsalt" is an adventure game set on the planet of Nu-Terra, 1000 years after Earth was evacuated during chaotic natural disasters and an attack by giant creatures.
|Jan 25, 2021
Forgotten Fields is a cozy narrative game about Sid - a struggling writer who travels back to his childhood home one last time before it's sold off. Visit old friends, relive memories, solve puzzles and play through sections of Sid's book in this warm game about nostalgia and the passage of time.
|Apr 14, 2021
This is a highest death rate game of survival, combined with masculinity, survival, thriller, suspense reasoning and other elements. There are two main lines you can choose from the story - the male line and the female line. Meanwhile, you can also choose different talents as you like.
|Jul 14, 2020
|Obreno: Chapter One
An interactive novel. In the distant future, a search for a missing brother leads to a journey through an intergalactic civilization that may have reached the limits of progress.
|Aug 3, 2020
|Silk Roads: Caravan Kings
In Silk Roads: Caravan Kings you follow in the footsteps of the legendary Marco Polo on a journey into Cathay in search of riches and adventure.
|Oct 1, 2020