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Posts tagged “IF Comp 2016”

Feature: Trends and recommendations

IF Only: Looking back at 2016 in Interactive Fiction

We have, at last, reached the end of 2016. I'm not going to do a top-ten list — both because a lot of the games I might put on this list are things I've already covered elsewhere in previous columns, and because I think some of the most interesting things to happen in 2016 were about trends rather than single hits. But here are a…

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Feature: Four new pieces of IF to recommend

IF Only: All About The Setting

IF Comp 2016 continues to run, with a diverse range of fascinating games. And there's still time for you to play and judge five of them if you wish! This week, I'm taking a look at some Comp pieces that are particularly rich in setting. Letting the player explore a place deeply and really get to know it has always been one of the strengths…

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500 Apocalypses: An Alien Interactive Fiction Memorial

Following Emily's reminder that this year's Interactive Fiction Competition entries are now playable I started to browse and found a curious and enjoyable piece called 500 Apocalypses [entry page] by Phantom Williams. It's a fictional in-browser museum/garden curating the apocalypses of various societies as translated from an extraterrestrial resource. There's also a cool FAQ which augments the experience nicely, toying with the fact/fiction distinction.

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