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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].
  
 
==July==
 
==July==
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* [[ZAPF]], a [[Z-machine]] [[assembler]], by [[Jesse McGrew]] was released.
 
* [http://gimcrackd.com/etc/src/ Twine] is a new wiki-based [[CYOA]] [[authoring system]] developed by [[Chris Klimas]]. See [[Twine]].
 
* [http://gimcrackd.com/etc/src/ Twine] is a new wiki-based [[CYOA]] [[authoring system]] developed by [[Chris Klimas]]. See [[Twine]].
 
* [[AIF Newsletter|Inside Erin: The AIF Newsletter]] Volume 5 Number 7 (July 2009) in [http://newsletter.aifcommunity.org/2009-07-01.pdf pdf] and [http://newsletter.aifcommunity.org/2009-07-01.txt text] formats.
 
* [[AIF Newsletter|Inside Erin: The AIF Newsletter]] Volume 5 Number 7 (July 2009) in [http://newsletter.aifcommunity.org/2009-07-01.pdf pdf] and [http://newsletter.aifcommunity.org/2009-07-01.txt text] formats.
 
* [http://www.sparkynet.com/spag/backissues/spag55.html Issue #55] of [[SPAG]] (July 15, 2009) - Articles by [[Chuck Schlaedlingsbekämpfungsmittel]] and [[Harry Kaplan]]; reviews of all the [[Spring Thing 2009]] and [[EnvComp]] games; reviews for ''[[Game Developers Conference 2009]]'', ''[[Inside Woman]]'', ''[[Lydia's Heart]]'', and ''[[Make It Good]]''; and SPAG Specifics for ''[[Alabaster]]''.
 
* [http://www.sparkynet.com/spag/backissues/spag55.html Issue #55] of [[SPAG]] (July 15, 2009) - Articles by [[Chuck Schlaedlingsbekämpfungsmittel]] and [[Harry Kaplan]]; reviews of all the [[Spring Thing 2009]] and [[EnvComp]] games; reviews for ''[[Game Developers Conference 2009]]'', ''[[Inside Woman]]'', ''[[Lydia's Heart]]'', and ''[[Make It Good]]''; and SPAG Specifics for ''[[Alabaster]]''.
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* [[ZILF]], a [[ZIL]] compiler by [[Jesse McGrew]] was released.
  
 
==September==
 
==September==
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* [[CASA]], the Classic Adventures Solution Archive, will soon be replaced by a new website about 8-bit text adventures, with not only solutions and maps but also more information about the games, ratings, reviews, etc. Suggestions about this future website are welcome at [http://solutionarchive.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=2967 this forum thread].
 
* [[CASA]], the Classic Adventures Solution Archive, will soon be replaced by a new website about 8-bit text adventures, with not only solutions and maps but also more information about the games, ratings, reviews, etc. Suggestions about this future website are welcome at [http://solutionarchive.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=2967 this forum thread].
 
* The [http://spac.caad.es/IMG/pdf/SPAC_08_web.pdf eighth PDF issue] of [[SPAC]] 2.0, the [[Spanish]] IF newsletter, has been published.
 
* The [http://spac.caad.es/IMG/pdf/SPAC_08_web.pdf eighth PDF issue] of [[SPAC]] 2.0, the [[Spanish]] IF newsletter, has been published.
* The [[InsideADRIFT]] newsletter, now edited by [[Duncan Bowsman]], is back! [http://www.adrift.org.uk/cgi/new/download.cgi?1166 Download] the new issue #39. [http://www.adrift.org.uk/cgi/f/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=1;t=7169 Talk about it] on the ADRIFT forum.
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* The [[InsideADRIFT]] newsletter, now edited by [[Duncan Bowsman]], is back! [http://www.adrift.org.uk/cgi/new/download.cgi?1166 Download] the new issue #39. [http://forum.adrift.co/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3783 Talk about it] on the ADRIFT forum.
  
 
==November==
 
==November==
 
* [[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].)
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* [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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==December==
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* [[AIF Newsletter|Inside Erin: The AIF Newsletter]] Volume 5 Number 11 (December 2009) in [http://newsletter.aifcommunity.org/2009-12-01.pdf pdf] and [http://newsletter.aifcommunity.org/2009-12-01.txt text] formats.
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* Issue #40 of the [[InsideADRIFT]] newsletter. [http://www.adrift.org.uk/cgi/new/download.cgi?1172 Download] (zip file with <tt>.doc</tt>, <tt>.taf</tt>, and <tt>.pdf</tt> formats). [http://forum.adrift.co/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3788 Talk about it] on the ADRIFT forum.
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* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8426523.stm BBC News - AI aims to solve in-game chatter]. Brief article on how games are making progress with [[conversation|conversing]] with NPCs and [[emergent behavior]]. 26 December 2009.
  
 
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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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