Mid-May Link Assortment

May 16 is the next meeting of the People’s Republic of IF (Cambridge, MA). The agenda is to play something from Spring Thing.

May 19, the Oxford/London IF meetup does a workshop on Tracery and building your own Twitter bots. This is a great introduction to basics of text generation, if you’re interested in that.

Feral Vector is May 31-June 2 this year. This is a joyous, playful indie conference in Yorkshire and has always been delightful when I’ve been able to attend. (I can’t make it this year, alas.)

June 1 is the deadline to vote in the final round of 2017 XYZZY awards.

June 2 is the next meeting of the SF Bay IF Meetup.

June 9, the Oxford/London IF Meetup hears from Graham Nelson about Inform 7’s latest progress, and we look at the parser game space.

June 16, the Baltimore/Washington DC group meets to talk about Grayscale (ideally, play in advance).

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Competitions

illuminismocoverCongratulations to Michael Coyne for winning Spring Thing 2018 with his parser puzzle game Illuminismo Iniziato (my review here, and he has also written a postmortem).

Robin Johnson has a postmortem for Zeppelin Adventure, and Karona for House, also from Spring Thing.

Congratulations also to all of the finalists for 2017 XYZZY Awards, including Best Game finalists

  • American Angst (m3g1dd0)
  • Eat Me (Chandler Groover)
  • Known Unknowns (Brendan Patrick Hennessy)
  • The Owl Consults (Thomas Mack)
  • The Wizard Sniffer (Buster Hudson)

Articles

Katherine Neil has written up a medium post comparing a lot of basic features between Twine 2 and ink, for those who are curious about what it’s like to write in each of those systems.

Crowdfunding

Aaron Reed is Kickstarting a new tabletop storygame called Archives of the Sky. He also talks more about the game on DelveCast.

http://kck.st/2rd0N5h

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