Aug 1 is the next scheduled meeting of the SF Bay Area IF Meetup.
IFComp 2020 is accepting entries! Authors should register their intent to enter by September 1. The entries themselves are due by September 28.
A full description of the rules can be found here.
If you have the spare income and the inclination, you can also donate to the IFComp’s fund here.
The September deadline means that we’re still a ways off from playing and voting on the comp games themselves, but in the meantime…
IntroComp will be entering its own play/voting phase at the beginning of August. The last of the entries should be submitted on July 31, and after this, players can check out the games themselves. For IntroComp, the voting deadline is August 31.
Talks, Articles, and Podcasts
Ryan Veeder talks about making the classic Taleframe Crocodracula: The Beginning accessible. You can also play here, but the blog post is a delightful read.
I mentioned Victor Gijsbers’ YouTube channel earlier this month, but he has since uploaded two new videos, both of which are worth a look. Of particular interest to new players is this introduction, which explores four examples of both choice-based and parser-based IF.