Welcome to the Interactive Fiction Wiki
Friday, February 26, 2021
|"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.
What's new in the IF scene:
- IFDB's adoption by the Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation.
- NarraScope, a games conference hosted by the Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation.
- The Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation, a nonprofit created to support IF tools and services.
- Dialog, an authoring language developed by Linus Åkesson.
- CYOA platforms like Raconteur by Bruno Dias, ink by inkle, Squiffy by Alex Warren, and Texture by Juhana Leinonen and Jim Munroe.
- Lectrote, a Glulx interpreter app by Andrew Plotkin.
- Long-term jams like the TinyUtopias IF Jam, curated by Cat Manning, and The Year of Adventure, organized by Robin Douglas Johnson.
- Writing Interactive Fiction with Twine, a book by Melissa Ford on authoring Twine stories.
Still going strong:
Previous features: IF Outreach, IF Cover Art Drive, ClubFloyd, One Room Game Competition.
The Land of FAQ
Check out these articles!
|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.