Adam Cadre is one of the most renowned authors in the IF community. He is also the author of the novel Ready, Okay!.
- Lost Anaheim Hills, or, Pick up Anaheim Hills and Die (03-Aug-1997; Z-code).
- Interstate Zero a.k.a. I-0 (1997; Z-code). Winner of Best Game and Best Individual PC (Tracy Valencia), XYZZY Awards 1997. Also, finalist for Best Use of Medium, Best Individual NPC, Best NPCs, Best Setting, Best Story, and Best Writing. Plus at Erins 2002, I-0 got an Honourable Mention for Best Story in a First Age Game.
- Flowers for Algernon (as "Deborah Keyes"; 1998; Z-code). Textfire 12-Pack.
- Hey, I'm Supposed to be Free Range (as "Opal O'Donnell"; 1998; Z-code). ChickenComp.
- Photopia (as "Opal O'Donnell"; 1998; Z-code, Glulx). IF Comp 1998: 1st place; Winner of the Miss Congeniality award. Winner of Best Writing and Best Story, XYZZY Awards 1998. Also, finalist for Best Individual NPC, Best Individual Puzzle, Best NPCs, Best Game, and Best Use of Medium.
- Coke Is It! (Adam Cadre, David Dyte, Michael Fessler, Lucian P. Smith, Dan Shiovitz, Adam Thornton, J. Robinson Wheeler; 1999; Z-code).
- Varicella (1999; Z-code). Winner for Best Game, Best NPCs, Best Individual NPC (Miss Sierra), and Best Individual PC (Primo Varicella), XYZZY Awards 1999. Finalist for Best Use of Medium, Best Puzzles, Best Story, and Best Writing.
- 9:05 (1999; Z-code). Finalist at XYZZY Awards 2000 for Best Individual Puzzle.
- shrapnel (2000; Z-code). Winner at XYZZY Awards 2000 for Best Use of Medium; also, finalist for Best Setting and Best Story.
- 1981 (as "A.D. McMlxxxi"; 2001; Z-code). SmoochieComp.
- Textfire Golf (2001; Z-code). Finalist at XYZZY Awards 2001 for Best Individual Puzzle, Best Use of Medium, Best NPCs, and Best Setting.
- Jigsaw 2 (2001; Z-code). WalkthroughComp.
- Pac-Man (as Anonymous; 2001; Z-code). IF Arcade.
- Lock & Key (2002; Glulx). Winner at XYZZY Awards 2002 for Best NPCs, Best Individual NPC, and Best Individual Puzzle; also finalist for Best Puzzles, Best Use of Medium, and Best Game.
- Narcolepsy (2003; Glulx). With dream sequences written by: Stephen Bond, Liza Daly, Jennifer Earl, Stephen Granade, Jon Ingold, Nick Montfort, Paul O'Brian, Andrew Plotkin, Dan Shiovitz, Emily Short, Bridget Sweeney, and J. Robinson Wheeler. Winner at XYZZY Awards 2003 for Best Writing; finalist for Best Story, Best Setting, Best NPCs, Best Individual NPC, Best Individual PC, and Best Use of Medium.
- Mystery House Makeover (2005; Glulx). Mystery House Taken Over.
- Endless, Nameless (2012; Z-code).
- Authored (or helped author) the following Inform extensions: flags.h, newflags.h (with Fredrik Ramsberg), phtalkoo.h (with David Glasser), and plphtoo.h (with David Glasser and Alexandre Owen Muñiz).
- Authored several Glulx demos in 2000, see Adam's Gull page:
Review and Article Credits
- IF Comp reviews:
- Reviews for IF-Review.
- Reviews for SPAG.
- Review of All Roads.
- Review of Fail-Safe.
- Review of Galatea.
- Review (also in Italian) of A Mind Forever Voyaging.
Note about the "Opal O'Donnell" pseudonym
For a while, Adam Cadre claimed that "Opal O'Donnell" had assisted him by entering his game Photopia into IF Comp 1998 under her name and e-mail address. Supposedly, Adam had already talked to Opal about borrowing a game element from her ChickenComp game (which she agreed to), and by letting him enter the competition under her name as a pseudonym, he was able to avoid comparisons with his earlier game I-0.
But, more recently, Adam revealed that there never was an Opal O'Donnell: it was just a pseudonym. See the Photopia Phaq for full details.
- http://adamcadre.ac/ - Adam Cadre's website.
- Baf's Guide listing for Adam Cadre.
- Baf's Guide listing for Opal O'Donnell.
- IFDB member page for Adam Cadre.
- Adam Cadre - at Wikipedia.
- Adam Cadre - at the Internet Movie Database.
- IF Roundtable: The Art of the Puzzle - XYZZYnews #14, 1998. Adam Cadre, Lucian Smith, Andrew Plotkin, and Neil deMause discuss puzzles.
- Interview with Adam Cadre - SPAG #17, May 10, 1999.
- "Photopia is a short story, Varicella is a world." - Interview by L'avventura è L'avventura, January 2002. (Also in Italian.)
- Handwritten design notes - SPOILERS for I-0, Photopia, and Varicella.
- PC Gamer UK Interview: Adam Cadre - by Richard Cobbett for PC Gamer UK, issue 118, January 2003.
- Magic Words: Interactive Fiction in the 21st Century - by Andrew Vestal and Nich Maragos, illustrations by Erin Mehlos. Originally at 1up.com. Includes interviews of Emily Short, Stephen Granade, Andrew Plotkin, Adam Cadre, Daniel Ravipinto and Star Foster. 2004.
- GET LAMP: Adam Cadre. Interview video clips of Adam Cadre for Get Lamp.
- Absent Heroes: Choose Your Own Interview II - with interviews of Adam Cadre, Emily Short, and Andrew Plotkin. July 16, 2012. (Also in a non-CYOA format.)
- Author Interview: Adam Cadre - sub-Q, November 19, 2015.