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Posts tagged “Emily Short”

Informing You: Text Adventure Tool Inform 7 Has Updated

Inform is one of those tools, like Game Maker and Unity, which unlocks new creativity. It's a programming system for creating text adventures in which you can write your stories using something resembling natural language. It's more complicated than Twine, but also consequently more powerful. It is, basically, good enough that it makes you want to write interactive fiction, even if you've never considered that…

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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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Letters Of Love: Galatea

This week will be punctuated by some guest-posts from writer chums of RPS. The first of these is by Lewis Denby, and is about Galatea by Emily Short. I'm writing this with a tear in my eye. I don't cry at games, really. I've been close a couple of times before - Dear Esther's conclusion was particularly heartbreaking, and Braid's general solemness made it somewhat…

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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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