The inaugural meetup of the Oxford/London interactive fiction group was well attended, and ran for a good four and a half hours before the last of us had to go our separate ways. Many thanks to those who came! We talked about loads of things, as you might expect, including work in progress by several … Continue reading “Oxford/London First Meetup”
I’ve been a fan of your site and writing since 2009. Two of your older articles have been nagging at me recently — the one about writing prose for IF, and the other about your drafting process (with examples from Metamorphoses and Bronze, respectively). I have been wondering how they would look updated for writing … Continue reading “Mailbag: Development Process for Storylet-based Interactive Fiction”
Storylets encourage narrative designers to think in terms of systems, and allow story arcs to affect one another in memorable ways.
Storylet systems are a way of organizing narrative content with more flexibility than the typical branching narrative.
The Unknown is a multi-author hypertext about the three creators going on a book tour.
I’ve glued together two rather different requests for recommendations here, one about queer representation in IF and the other about classic parser-style work from recent years. I’m okay with doing this occasionally, but for what it’s worth, IFDB is better than you might think at letting you answer this kind of question for yourself. You … Continue reading “Mailbag: Recommendation requests”