Interactive fiction, narrative in games, and so on
Thursday, April 8, 2021
IF talks at Flights of Foundry
A quick notice that I'm part of the program of Flights of Foundry , a virtual SF conference on April 16-18. There's quite a bit of ...
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Unwinnability and Wishbringer
Someone asked recently about a version of Zork modified to avoid all the classical Infocom annoyances. Expiring light sources, random comb...
Friday, February 12, 2021
A couple of Myst fandom notes
We're still waiting for the PC release of the new rebuilt Myst . But that doesn't mean that nothing's going on. This week Cyan...
Friday, January 8, 2021
Four (or five) recent Lovecraftians
"Lovecraftian game" is an improbable label to begin with. We don't say "Conan-Doylian game" or "Gibsonian"...
Friday, December 18, 2020
Twitter makes it harder to read tweets
Yesterday I touched off a teacup-storm when I tweeted: Twitter cut off the ability to read a tweet by fetching its URL with a normal HTTP ...
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Reading Myst for detail
The VR remake of Myst is due out for Oculus Quest on the 10th. I will not be playing it this week because I'm not into VR or Facebook. ...
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
The loss of Arecibo Observatory
We learned this morning that the Arecibo radio telescope has collapsed entirely . ( Announcement ; news story .) The hanging instrument plat...
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