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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hey, everyone. As part of the cultural and ideological shift in interactive fiction, I shall be changing the Games category pages to refer to Works instead of Games. It's become increasingly obvious that works of interactive fiction aren't just games, but also what might be called stories, art pieces, and toys -- and possibly other sorts of things yet to be created. In truth, IF has included such non-games for quite some time, but we've collectively called everything "games" regardless. Unfortunately, calling all IF "games" has the unfortunate side-effect in thinking that works that aren't games don't belong. So, I'm changing our terminology. Discussion on this topic can be found at . -- David Welbourn 17:24, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

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"IF is now being written by many types of people, for many reasons, as freeware or for sale, and distributed in a wide range of places. It is harder than ever to follow what is going on, and also there is a greater than ever variety to the works and players."
--Emily Short, "Brief Bibliography about IF History," April 2016.

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Nick Montfort created the Frequently Asked Questions article licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license. There is another article by David Fisher that lists Past raif topics. Check these articles out if you have a question. It's probably already been asked or the topic already discussed.  
  • See Craft for how-to articles.
  • See Theory for articles on IF concepts.
  • See Starters if you're new to IF.

Competition News


September 2018

  • 1: IF Comp 2018 The last date that authors can register their intent to enter.
  • 8: Results (probably) posted for IntroComp 2018.
  • 28: IF Comp 2018 Authors can upload their games to the competition site.

October 2018

November 2018

  • 15: IF Comp 2018 All votes must be submitted by the end of the day.

(more news at Competition news)

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