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See also this [[IFDB]] list: {{ifdb list|Word-play games|hqkgbtxk6ykudtnu|Emily Short}}.
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Examples of [[wordplay]] found in some works of interactive fiction include (in no particular order as yet):
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* Acrostics.
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* Alliteration.
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* Alphabet collecting.
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* Anagrams.
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* Chemical symbols.
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* Cryptograms.
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* Dialect.
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* Font styles, colors, and sizes.
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* Homonyms and homophones.
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* Invented language.
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* Initialisms.
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* Lipograms.
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* Literalism.
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* Magic words.
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* Neologisms.
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* Phone pad and typewriter keyboard play.
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* Poetry
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* Proverbs and Sayings.
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* Meter.
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* Rebuses.
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* Rhyming.
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* Roman numerals.
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* Spelling and misspelling.
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* Split messages.
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* Spoonerisms.
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* Unusual, obscure, and archaic word choices.
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* Word repetition.
  
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==Links==
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* See also this [[IFDB]] list: {{ifdb list|Word-play games|hqkgbtxk6ykudtnu|Emily Short}}.
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{{stub|Everything. Summarize what wordplay is at the top of the article. Expand on each of these types of wordplay; some items may be summarized here and also expanded on their own pages. Add types of wordplay that were missed. There may be a better presentation order than alphabetic. Each type of wordplay ought to refer to at least one and at most three IF games that use that particular type of wordplay.}}
  
 
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Revision as of 19:15, 18 March 2009

Examples of wordplay found in some works of interactive fiction include (in no particular order as yet):

  • Acrostics.
  • Alliteration.
  • Alphabet collecting.
  • Anagrams.
  • Chemical symbols.
  • Cryptograms.
  • Dialect.
  • Font styles, colors, and sizes.
  • Homonyms and homophones.
  • Invented language.
  • Initialisms.
  • Lipograms.
  • Literalism.
  • Magic words.
  • Neologisms.
  • Phone pad and typewriter keyboard play.
  • Poetry
  • Proverbs and Sayings.
  • Meter.
  • Rebuses.
  • Rhyming.
  • Roman numerals.
  • Spelling and misspelling.
  • Split messages.
  • Spoonerisms.
  • Unusual, obscure, and archaic word choices.
  • Word repetition.

Links

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TODO: Everything. Summarize what wordplay is at the top of the article. Expand on each of these types of wordplay; some items may be summarized here and also expanded on their own pages. Add types of wordplay that were missed. There may be a better presentation order than alphabetic. Each type of wordplay ought to refer to at least one and at most three IF games that use that particular type of wordplay.