Past raif topics: IF Theory: part 1

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This is part one (of two) of a collection of Past raif topics to do with IF theory.

The rest may be found at Past raif topics: IF Theory: part 2.

If you add or change any of the sections on this page, remember to update the entry on the Past raif topics page as well.

General overview / issues in IF

See also => Elements_of_Interactive_Fiction (IFWiki article)

Definition of IF

See also => Interactive fiction (IFWiki article)

IF as art

See also => IF Art Gallery (Annual IF Art Show)
See also => if-archive/art/if-artshow

Mimesis / game consistency & completeness

See also => Game Mechanics: Simulation / world limits
See also => Immersion in the IF Gems review quotes collection (also in the IF Archive)
See also => Mimesis .. Diegesis (IFWiki articles)

Game design

See also => Interactive Fiction Design page .. Game Design and Game Analysis (Gareth Rees)
See also => Make IF Fast! (J. Robinson Wheeler) .. Game Design at the Drawing Board (XYZZY News article) (archived)
See also => Whizzard's Guide to Text Adventure Authorship and The Craft of Adventure in the if-archive
See also => The PC's Role in Game Design (Brass Lantern)
See also => Laying Out Geography In IF (Emily Short)
See also => Story, Gameplay, Geography and Puzzle Positioning in the IF Gems review quotes collection (also in the IF Archive) See also => Craft (IFWiki article)

Puzzles & winnability

See also => Game Mechanics: Puzzles
See also => Unwinnable States in the IF Gems review quotes collection (also in the IF Archive)
See also => Puzzleless .. Stuck .. Unwinnable .. Cruelty scale (IFWiki articles)

General IF theory

See also => An Annotated Bibliography Of Interactive Fiction Scholarship
See also => Toward a Theory of Interactive Fiction (Nick Montfort)
See also => Interactive Fiction and Reader-Response Criticism (Paul O'Brian)
See also => The Meta-Puzzle of Interactive Fiction: Why We Like What We Like (Marnie Parker aka Doe)
See also => Interactive Fiction Theory (Brass Lantern)
See also => Theory (IFWiki article)

Moral issues arising in IF


Past raif topics: IF Theory: part 2