Tag Archives: interactive fiction

“Rogue of the Multiverse” by C.E.J. Pacian

C.E.J. Pacian’s “Rogue of the Multiverse“, a delightful blend of comedy and science-fiction, demonstrates how good writing, endearing characters, and the incorporation of various game genres can help a title overcome what the IF community might normally consider flaws in … Continue reading

Posted in July 2011 | Tagged , | 1 Comment

The Second Annual Boston IF Mini-Con

The Second Annual Boston Interactive Fiction Mini-Convention started on Thursday, March 11, and finished on Sunday, March 14. Held in parallel to PAX East 2011, a major gaming convention, the Second Annual Boston IF Mini-Con is actually the third IF … Continue reading

Posted in April 2011 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Racontons une histoire ensemble: History and Characteristics of French IF (Part 2)

Val Grimm, Editors’ note: As part of our coverage of this year’s Second Annual Interactive Fiction Mini-Convention, we are publishing two articles from Interactive Fiction Theory Reader, a newly released collection of essays including work by Nick Montfort, Andrew Plotkin, … Continue reading

Posted in March 2011 | Tagged , | 9 Comments

Racontons une histoire ensemble: History and Characteristics of French IF (Part 1)

Val Grimm, Editors’ note: As part of our coverage of this year’s Second Annual Interactive Fiction Mini-Convention, we are publishing two articles from Interactive Fiction Theory Reader, a newly released collection of essays including work by Nick Montfort, Andrew Plotkin, … Continue reading

Posted in March 2011 | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Curveship: A new way to write IF

Nick Montfort‘s overview of Curveship was among the programming associated with the second IF mini-convention at PAX East. We interviewed him about the project.”What Curveship does differently is allowing control over the telling, not just the underlying storyworld.” How did … Continue reading

Posted in March 2011 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

History of Italian IF

Val Grimm; Editor’s Note: As part of our coverage of this year’s Second Annual Interactive Fiction Mini-Convention, we are publishing two articles from Interactive Fiction Theory Reader, a newly released collection of essays including work by Nick Montfort, Andrew Plotkin, … Continue reading

Posted in March 2011 | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Aotearoa by Matt Wigdahl

The winners of the XYZZY awards, the Interactive Fiction community’s answer to the Grammys and Oscars, have been announced. A plethora of science fiction and fantasy titles are among the award recipients, chief among them Matt Wigdahl’s “Aotearoa”, a speculative fiction piece which also won the Interactive Fiction Competition last year. Continue reading

Posted in March 2011 | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Warbler’s Nest by Jason McIntosh

“The Warbler’s Nest” is Jason McIntosh’s entry to the 2010 Interactive Fiction Competition. The game tied for ninth place in the competition, which surprised me, since I felt it was a better piece than several submitted works (at least, the … Continue reading

Posted in January 2011 | Tagged , | 1 Comment

A Brief Introduction to Short-Form Interactive Fiction

Although part of computer culture since the mid-seventies, the genre of Interactive Fiction, commonly abbreviated IF, is often relatively new for avid readers of fiction. This may be because IF originated from a computer game and, quite frankly, many would … Continue reading

Posted in January 2011 | Tagged , | Leave a comment