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What's new in the IF scene:
- The Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation has adopted IFWiki!
- ngPAWS, a PAW-like authoring system for web-based IF by Uto
- Gruescript, a parser/choice hybrid development language by Robin Johnson
Still going strong:
- Annual competitions like IF Comp, Spring Thing, and the XYZZY Awards
- Parser-based authoring tools like Inform 7, TADS, and Dialog
- Choice-based authoring tools like Twine, ChoiceScript, ink, and Squiffy
- Hybrid authoring systems like Texture and Quest
- Retro-style parser authoring tools like Adventuron, PunyInform and ZILF.
- Meetup groups like Boston's People's Republic of Interactive Fiction and San Francisco's SF Bay Area Interactive Fiction Group