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Shade is a piece of interactive fiction created by Andrew Plotkin. The game was created with Inform 6 and is available as freeware Z-code. Interpreters are available for a wide variety of platforms, and the game can also be played online using a web browser.


Shade is a one-room interactive fiction game set in the player's apartment. To say much else about the game would spoil the narrative.


2000 XYZZY Awards

Winner: Best Setting,

Nominee: Best Game, Best Writing, Best Story, Best Individual PC, Best Use of Medium

6th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2000)

Overall: 10th Place

Miss Congeniality Awards: 3rd Place

Interactive Fiction Top 50 of all time (2011 edition)

10th Place

Interactive Fiction Top 50 of all time (2015 edition)

9th Place

The Top Five IF Games (Adventure Gamers, 2002)

4th Place

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