IF Comp is nearly finished, so keep an eye out for results!
ICIDS, the academic digital storytelling conference, is in progress as we speak, in Funchal, Portugal.
Robin Johnson’s classic Detectiveland is now available on Android.
Kate Compton presents this set of ideation cards to help with the design of generative art. Some really cool ideas in here.
Articles and Reviews
Bobby Lockhart proposes five unusual and novel dialogue mechanics. Some of these look like they’d require a lot of additional content in order to function in an interesting way — NPCs who have to be able to answer what you didn’t pick as well as what you did might require a bunch of extra content, possibly. And methods that involve putting together strings of words from a possible selection could be needlessly frustrating or slow for any extended conversation, so it would have to be something where there was expressive power in a fairly short space.