Paul O'Brian is an interactive fiction author who has won several awards for his work, as well as an Interactive Fiction theoretician and reviewer.
His nickname on ifMud is Paul.
- Wearing the Claw (1996; Z-code). IF Comp 1996: 8th place.
- LASH -- Local Asynchronous Satellite Hookup (2000; Z-code). Nominated at the XYZZY Awards 2000 in four categories, including Best Game.
- Earth and Sky (as "Lee Kirby"; 2001; Z-code). IF Comp 2001: 8th place.
- Earth and Sky 2: Another Earth, Another Sky (2002; Glulx). IF Comp 2002: 1st place. Winner of Best Use of Medium at the XYZZY Awards 2002, and nominated for five other categories, including Best Game.
- Luminous Horizon (2004; Glulx). IF Comp 2004: 1st place. This is the third installment in the Earth and Sky series. Finalist for Best NPCs and Best Individual PC (Austin) at the XYZZY Awards 2004.
Review and Article Credits
- IF Comp reviews: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004.
- Reviews of PrologueComp.
- Reviews of SmoochieComp.
- Reviews of WackyComp.
- Reviews for IF-Review.
- Reviews for Interactive Fiction Reviews Organization.
- Review of The Act of Misdirection.
- Reviews for SPAG.
- SPAG Specifics of Damnatio Memoriae.
- Review of Dangerous Curves.
- Review of Worlds Apart.
- Editor of the email/web magazine SPAG from issues 18 to 41 (September 1999 to July 2005).
- Judge for PrologueComp (2001).
- All Roads (Jon Ingold; 2001; Z-code 5).
- Jack Toresal and The Secret Letter (Michael Gentry and David A. Cornelson, illustrator: Erika Swanson, publisher: Textfyre; 26-Jun-2009; FyreVM).
- >VERBOSE, Paul O'Brian's interactive fiction page.
- Paul O'Brian's listing on Baf's Guide
- SPAG (The Society for the Promotion of Adventure Games)
- Paul O'Brian, author of "Another Earth, Another Sky" - SPAG #31, January 3, 2003.
- Interview: Paul O’Brian questioned by KF (View HTML), (View PDF) - InsideADRIFT Issue 16, May/June 2004.
- Interview with Paul O'Brian - By Roberto Grassi (English), (Italian) - Terra d'IF Numero 5, February 2005.
- GET LAMP: Paul O'Brian. Interview clips of Paul O'Brian for Get Lamp.