What does your narrative system need to do?

This is a question that comes up very frequently in the narrative design conversations. This post is a tour of some possible answers. Select or Generate Content Content selection systems choose what piece of content to show the player next. They often function on the level of scenes or individual lines or barks in a … Continue reading “What does your narrative system need to do?”

Mid-September Link Assortment

Events September 18-19, Emperatriz Ung is running a session for the Asian-American Writers’ Workshop called Prototyping Memory, A Game Design Approach To Nonfiction, about using Inform and IF techniques to reimagine setting, perspective, and structure. The Oxford/London IF Meetup is currently running a jam for pieces written for Seltani, Andrew Plotkin’s multiplayer hypertext platform. We’ll … Continue reading “Mid-September Link Assortment”

Mid-August Link Assortment

Events The People’s Republic of IF, the Cambridge MA-based IF group, meets August 31 at 6:30 PM online. September 1 is the deadline to register as an author for IF Comp, and the games themselves will be due September 28. This year, unusually, there is a move so that authors participating in the competition may … Continue reading “Mid-August Link Assortment”

Mid-January Link Assortment

Events January 16 is the Boston FIG Fest, with the goal of fostering the next generation of game creators. The event is online this year, and registration is pay-what-you-like. January 19 is the next meeting of the Boston IF Meetup. January 24, the Oxford/London IF meetup will get together online; I’ll be talking about the design process for Orwell’s … Continue reading “Mid-January Link Assortment”

End of December Link Assortment

Events January 2 is the next SF Bay Area IF Meetup. January 10 is the next Seattle-Tacoma Area IF Meetup. January 16 is the Boston FIG Fest, with the goal fostering the next generation of game creators. The event is online this year, and registration is pay-what-you-like. January 24, the Oxford/London IF meetup will get together online; … Continue reading “End of December Link Assortment”

End of September Link Assortment

Events October 3 is the next meeting of the SF/Bay Area IF Meetup. October 3-4 is Roguelike Celebration 2020. This year it will be online-only. More specifics about the event can be found here. October 11 is the next virtual meeting of the Seattle Area IF Meetup. The special event will focus on IFComp 2020, and several authors will present … Continue reading “End of September Link Assortment”