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 Forum: Discussion, Hints and Reviews   Topic: Author Highlights: Adam Cadre

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:36 pm 

Replies: 19
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He removed his identifying information on June 4. 2014 according to the IFDB page history.

 Forum: Discussion, Hints and Reviews   Topic: Publishing your source is easier than writing a walkthrough

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:37 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 235

I like this idea a lot as an easy alternative. There are some games abandoned long ago without walkthroughs. For those games, I sometimes use to dump the text. It's not nearly as good as having the source, but it's been a lifesaver on some of the 15-year old games ...

 Forum: General Design Discussions   Topic: Need a second opinion

 Post subject: Re: Need a second opinion
Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:49 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 606

Without even looking at it, I can tell you a couple things: 1-a lot of good parser games have terrible writing, and 2-enjoyment of a parser game has much more to do with thorough implementation than anything else. Elaborating on point 2: very well written games with bad programming aren't that fun. ...

 Forum: Discussion, Hints and Reviews   Topic: Author Highlights: Aaron Reed

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:01 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 187

Background: Aaron Reed is a long-term interactive fiction author and scholar. Besides his IF work, he has written numerous research and technical publications about interactive fiction, including Creating Interactive Fiction with Inform 7 and a dissertation about narrative games. Aaron Reed current...

 Forum: Inform 6 and 7 Development   Topic: Any good hosting for Inform games?

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:48 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 347

I’ve been very pleased with They’ve been very easy to use and have higher traffic than most of the other sites. They also let you link directly to the game without a frame or splash page.

 Forum: Inform 6 and 7 Development   Topic: Graham Nelson on the Direction of Inform

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:58 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 936

They talked about disconnecting various parts of inform. It would be fun to see Inform’s text manipulation tools (as demonstrated in The Mary Jane of Tomorrow” show up in text games in the style of Voyageur or Choices.

 Forum: Discussion, Hints and Reviews   Topic: Author Highlights: Chandler Groover

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:56 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 467

Background: Chandler Groover is the most recent author to have a large portfolio of well-received games. With 15 games having at least 10 ratings and at least that many with at least 3 stars on IFDB, his games have received a lot of positive attention. He has 3 XYZZY wins and 20 more nominations. H...

 Forum: Competitions - General   Topic: XYZZY Results

 Post subject: XYZZY Results
Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:17 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 146

I just thought I’d post these here: Here are the winning works of 2017. Congratulations to our XYZZY Award winners! Best Game: The Wizard Sniffer, Buster Hudson Best Writing: Eat Me, Chandler Groover Best Story: The Wizard Sniffer, Buster Hudson Best Setting: 1958: Dancing with Fear, Victor Ojuel Be...

 Forum: General and Off-Topic Talk   Topic: IF title generator: the next generation

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:27 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 830

Life of a Spirit would be a great Choicescript game.

 Forum: Discussion, Hints and Reviews   Topic: American Angst combat tips?

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 12:41 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 212

If it's the one I'm thinking of, I just had to brute force my way through it by trying over and over again. I don't think there's anything that helps.
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