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This [[collection]] was an April Fool's Day [[prank|pranks]] played in 1998: a group of people pseudonymously put together some very peculiar "demos" of very odd games, claiming that full versions would soon be available for sale. The original 12-pack contained 16 games, and the 17th, ''George'', was added afterwards with more apocryphal news.
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This [[collection]] was an April Fool's Day [[pranks|prank]] played in 1998: a group of people pseudonymously put together some very peculiar "demos" of very odd games, claiming that full versions would soon be available for sale. The original 12-pack contained 16 games, and the 17th, ''George'', was added afterwards with more apocryphal news.
  
 
(''Masta'mind'' must have been added even later, as the 18th game.)
 
(''Masta'mind'' must have been added even later, as the 18th game.)

Latest revision as of 18:19, 26 August 2007

This collection was an April Fool's Day prank played in 1998: a group of people pseudonymously put together some very peculiar "demos" of very odd games, claiming that full versions would soon be available for sale. The original 12-pack contained 16 games, and the 17th, George, was added afterwards with more apocryphal news.

(Masta'mind must have been added even later, as the 18th game.)

Games

The "Textfire" name

  • When the Textfire group were brainstorming names, the original choice was "Thundersoft", but it turned out there was already a Thundersoft.
  • Cody Sandifer proposed the name "Textfire".
  • Adam Thornton registered textfire.com for use with the IF Comp.
  • The German IF website, textfire.de, is the home of the annual Grand Prix competition, which began in 2002.