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* There was an [http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/jun/04/interactive-fiction-gaming-digital-reading editorial about interactive fiction] in the newspaper ''The Guardian'' (4 June 2009).
 
* There was an [http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/jun/04/interactive-fiction-gaming-digital-reading editorial about interactive fiction] in the newspaper ''The Guardian'' (4 June 2009).
 
* [[Textfyre]] is launching its first game, ''[[Jack Toresal and The Secret Letter]]'' by [[Michael Gentry]] and [[David A. Cornelson]], on June 26th.
 
* [[Textfyre]] is launching its first game, ''[[Jack Toresal and The Secret Letter]]'' by [[Michael Gentry]] and [[David A. Cornelson]], on June 26th.
* A [http://groups.google.com/group/tads3-study-group TADS 3 study group] was created by [[Conrad Cook]]. See [http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.int-fiction/browse_thread/thread/d741d9785932164b RAIF thread].
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* A [http://groups.google.com/group/tads3-study-group TADS 3 study group] was created by [[Conrad]]. See [http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.int-fiction/browse_thread/thread/d741d9785932164b RAIF thread].
  
 
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* [[AIF Newsletter|Inside Erin: The AIF Newsletter]] Volume 5 Number 10 (November 2009) in [http://newsletter.aifcommunity.org/2009-11-01.pdf pdf] and [http://newsletter.aifcommunity.org/2009-11-01.txt text] formats.
 
* [[AIF Newsletter|Inside Erin: The AIF Newsletter]] Volume 5 Number 10 (November 2009) in [http://newsletter.aifcommunity.org/2009-11-01.pdf pdf] and [http://newsletter.aifcommunity.org/2009-11-01.txt text] formats.
 
* ''[[Klockwerk: The Shadow in the Cathedral]]'' ([[Ian Finley]] and [[Jon Ingold]]), the second game by [[Textfyre]], is now available! More information at [http://www.textfyre.com/ textfyre.com].
 
* ''[[Klockwerk: The Shadow in the Cathedral]]'' ([[Ian Finley]] and [[Jon Ingold]]), the second game by [[Textfyre]], is now available! More information at [http://www.textfyre.com/ textfyre.com].
* '''(NOTE: this survey is now closed.)''' The players of [[IF Comp 2009]] games were invited to [http://tinyurl.com/y8m5oxo take this survey] by [[Conrad Cook]] about what they liked and didn't like about the games. (See also [http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.int-fiction/browse_thread/thread/4237a486d88656d1 this RAIF thread] and [http://onewetsneaker.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/what-you-like-in-if-more-data/ this blog post].)
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* '''(NOTE: this survey is now closed.)''' The players of [[IF Comp 2009]] games were invited to [http://tinyurl.com/y8m5oxo take this survey] by [[Conrad]] about what they liked and didn't like about the games. (See also [http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.int-fiction/browse_thread/thread/4237a486d88656d1 this RAIF thread] and [http://onewetsneaker.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/what-you-like-in-if-more-data/ this blog post].)
 
* [http://www.sparkynet.com/spag/backissues/spag56.html Issue #56] of [[SPAG]] (November 16, 2009) - Articles by [[Dorte Lassen]] and [[Duncan Bowsman]]; reviews of ''[[Acheton]]'', ''[[The Bryant Collection]]'', ''[[Cacophony]]'', ''[[Finding the Mouse]]'', ''[[The Nemean Lion]]'', ''[[Sam Fortune - Private Investigator]]'', ''[[Shelter from the Storm]]'', ''[[Spaceship!]]'', ''[[Unscientific Fiction]]'', and all the [[IF Comp 2009]] and [[IntroComp 2009]] games; and SPAG Specifics for ''[[The King of Shreds and Patches]]''.
 
* [http://www.sparkynet.com/spag/backissues/spag56.html Issue #56] of [[SPAG]] (November 16, 2009) - Articles by [[Dorte Lassen]] and [[Duncan Bowsman]]; reviews of ''[[Acheton]]'', ''[[The Bryant Collection]]'', ''[[Cacophony]]'', ''[[Finding the Mouse]]'', ''[[The Nemean Lion]]'', ''[[Sam Fortune - Private Investigator]]'', ''[[Shelter from the Storm]]'', ''[[Spaceship!]]'', ''[[Unscientific Fiction]]'', and all the [[IF Comp 2009]] and [[IntroComp 2009]] games; and SPAG Specifics for ''[[The King of Shreds and Patches]]''.
  

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  • Inside Erin: The AIF Newsletter Volume 5 Number 8 (September 2009) in pdf and text formats. (Note: there was no August issue.)
  • IFDB upgrade! Users can now add competition pages, award pages, club pages, and news items! There's also more places to add comments, see who's playing what (subject to privacy settings), RSS feeds galore, tag counts, and a new option to mark games you're not interested in. Drink deep from the data stream!
  • "Walkthrough" - Listen to the walkthrough to Zork I sung by Errol, instrumentals by pifie, available as a downloadable .mp3. Caution: The lyrics are listed as well, which is a spoiler for the game if somehow you haven't played it yet.

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