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

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:01 am 

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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 

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I’ve been very pleased with textadventures.co.uk. 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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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.

 Forum: General and Off-Topic Talk   Topic: Introducing Ourselves

 Post subject: Re: Introducing Ourselves
Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 7:13 pm 

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Gremorgan, Welcome to the site! This sounds really interesting. I've heard a lot about the Windhammer Prize before. I've looked at your web page for Chronicles of Arborell. This thing is huge! I saw the flowchart on chronology, and that you said you don't have to read it in that order. Do you have a...

 Forum: Discussion, Hints and Reviews   Topic: Author Highlights: C.E.J. Pacian

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 1:03 pm 

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Thanks for everyone who has contributed to the discussion so far! As Veeder noticed in his acerbic retort, it has been some time since I've played some of these games, and I may forget details. Feel free to offer corrections! Background C.E.J. Pacian is earliest of the 'new wave' of productive autho...

 Forum: TADS 2 and 3 Development   Topic: TADS 3.1.4 Release?

 Post subject: Re: TADS 3.1.4 Release?
Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 10:10 am 

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The thing about IF drifting into doldrums is that it creates opportunities for new people to be ‘the top author’. So a bunch of newcomers get excited, get an amount of attention that satisfies them, and then, over years, become dissatisfied and move on to bigger things, letting another group come in...
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