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Spider and Web is a piece of interactive fiction written 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.


What first seems as a vacation soon proves to be something completely different. The game is an intricate spy story told largely through flashbacks. Futuristic in-game technologies in combination with the open-ended properties of text interfaces make this a very challenging science fiction thriller.


1998 XYZZY Awards

Winner: Best Game, Best Puzzles, Best Individual Puzzle, Best Individual NPC, Best Use of Medium

Nominee: Best Writing, Best Story, Best Setting, Best Individual PC

Interactive Fiction Top 50 of all time (2011 edition)

1st Place

Interactive Fiction Top 50 of all time (2015 edition)

2nd Place


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