Winner, XYZZY Awards - 1999
, Best Story
Worlds Apart is a text adventure written by Suzanne Britton in the late 90's. It's part of the ever-growing set of post-commercial interactive fiction made by online hobbyists. It's also a prime example of the storytelling that's possible within IF. Worlds Apart is a well-written sci-fi novel in adventure game form. You begin the game on an unfamiliar shore with no knowledge of yourself or the world around you. Who are you? What's going on? When these basic questions are answered, most of the action is driven by interacting with the people and creatures in the world. Story inevitably leaks into your every move. If IF interests you at all, I highly recommend it.
More information as well as downloads for the game can be found at the author's homepage: