Interactive fiction, narrative in games, and so on
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Followup on Apple Arcade
Back in September I wrote up my impressions on Apple Arcade's goals and where it might settle down. Not long after that, I fired up my...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
NarraScope starts tomorrow
I'm sure I don't have to remind you, but the streaming of NarraScope talks begins tomorrow at noon (Eastern time) on the NarraScope...
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Subcutanean and variations thereof
I have now finished reading two of Aaron Reed's Subcutanean . This is not a game; it is a novel generated from an algorithmic framework ...
Friday, May 22, 2020
Compiling for the Z-machine version 3
The Inform 6 compiler has been pretty stable for the past several years. It's still in active use as part of the Inform 7 toolset, but...
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Historical rediscovery: Zarf's Old Time Religion search
Aaron Reed posted a request this morning, asking for examples of web-native text-based IF from the earlier days of the Internet. ("Bef...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Myst TV tidbit: A writer signs on
Here's the first sign of real progress since last June, when Cyan announced their new TV partnership with Village Roadshow . The tele...
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Plague and the stories we tell
These days are strange territory. I keep looking for ways to understand it all. (Yes, to distract myself. I can't look straight at the n...
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