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Posts tagged “Adam-Cadre”

Feature: An awakening

Have You Played… Endless, Nameless?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. When I first reviewed interactive fiction masterpiece Endless, Nameless in 2012, I just begged that people go play it without reading the article. I suggest the same right now. Just go play the game.

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Feature: Four illustrated IF games

IF Only: The Works of Steph Cherrywell

Steph Cherrywell is the creator of web comics (not necessarily safe for work) and graphic novels, such as Pepper Penwell and the Land Creature of Monster Lake. She is also one of the standout creators of comedy parser IF from the past couple of years, carrying over into interactive fiction her skill as an illustrator and her taste for riffing on naive adventure stories. In…

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Feature: Biggest festival of the IF year

IF Only: IF Comp 2016

My friends: IF Comp 2016 is now open. If you're new to interactive fiction, you may not be familiar with the IF community calendar, so let me quickly explain why you've arrived at the best time of year.

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Have You Played… 9:05?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. The phone rings. Oh, no — how long have you been asleep? Sure, it was a tough night, but… This is bad. This is very bad. The phone rings. 9:05 [official site] is a text adventure about being late for work. When you…

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Feature: Restoration Comedy

Endless, Nameless review

I'm so glad I don't review books for a living. When discussing a game, you have to be careful to avoid both narrative and mechanical spoilers as best you can, but generally there's a great deal to talk about around these. But I'm not sure the editors of the Times Literary Supplement would take kindly to my describing how easy it is to turn a…

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Feature: Interactive Fanfiction

Absent Heroes: Choose Your Own Interview II

I had a sweet time making the last Choose Your Own Interview, so this time I collaborated with long time Interactive Fiction heroes Adam Cadre, Emily Short and Andrew Plotkin to make you something special. The following is a heady mix of RPS fanfic, Interactive Fiction love letter, and slight autobiographical tendencies. Your secret content this time comes courtesy of a guest appearance by someone…

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Storyseeking: Interactive Fiction Competition

I've been taking a look at some of the games in the 17th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition and though I'm not going to refer to these as "the cream of the crop", having not harvested the entire crop yet, they should fulfill a variety of your text-based needs. With storytelling in games high on the agenda today, it's a particularly interesting moment to look at…

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Word Play

[A version of this feature was originally printed in UK videogames bible Edge. It's about the use of Text in videogames, both in the mainstream and over in the world of Interactive fiction. It features material from Chris Avellone (Planescape Torment), Sheldon Pacotti (Deus Ex), Adam Cadre (Photopia, Shrapnel) and Emily Short (Galatea, Floatpoint). I've expanded it to fit in in some of the quotes…

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