URQ, or Universal RipSoft Quest, is a Russian authoring system for creating Russian CYOA games. According to a page on the RTADS site, URQ is the oldest and the most popular development system in Russian IF. The original author of URQ is Timofey Basanov a.k.a. RipOs. Also several people contributed to URQ's development, primarily Victor Koryanov and Anton Zhuchkov.
URQ games can be downloaded from the main URQ site (see below).
- urq.plut.info - The main URQ site, including the URQ Forum. - In Russian only.
- Ripsoft Corp. - In Russian only.
- SPAG #48 (May 2007) contains an interview with several members of the Russian IF community that use URQ: Victor Koryanov, Akela, Eugene Tugolukov a.k.a. Korwin, Evgeny Bychkov a.k.a. brevno, Yuri Pavlenko a.k.a. Goraph, and ZombX. The interviewer was Jenny Waynest. The interview was translated to English by Valentine Kopteltsev.