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June 18, 2015

Interactive Fiction

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Interactive fiction (IF) is the formal name for what many of us used to simply refer to as text adventure games. Infocom’s Zork (and its sequels) is probably the most iconic computer game of this type. Likewise, Bantam Books’ Choose Your Own Adventure series and the Which Way Books written by R.G. Austin et al were popular analog “game book” versions of the IF concept. I’ve always loved this format and may try to write my own some day.


Online Stories
TADS IF Database
Emily Short’s Interactive Storytelling
Baf’s Guide to Interactive Fiction
People’s Republic of IF

Books
Choose Your Own Adventure
    (still published!)
Which Way Books

Games
Zork

Authoring Tools
ADRIFT
Fashion Quest (YAML)
Inform
inklewriter
Quest
TADS
Twine
Undum

Readers
Zoom (OS X, Unix)

Articles
The Origin of the Choose Your Own Adventure Books
Writing IF by Emily Short
A Writer’s Guide to Interactive Fiction
On Writing Interactive Fiction
A Beginner’s Guide to Playing Interactive Fiction

Miscellany
The Interactive Fiction Page (Carnegie Mellon)

Links I cannot access from my current location:
http://notimetoplay.org/2011/06/11/hypertext-it-doesnt-get-much-easier/
http://ramus.notimetoplay.org/
http://brasslantern.org/writers/iftheory/
http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/BenServiss/20150113/234013/Writing_Interactive_Fiction_in_Six_Steps.php


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