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Posts tagged “Inform”

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Have You Played… MST3K Presents: Detective?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Many years ago, there was a truly terrible IF game called "Detective". But that's not really what's important. What matters is what happened next. Inspired by the wonderful TV series Mystery Science Theatre 3000, currently returning to us via Kickstarter, another player set…

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IF Only: What Will You, The Detective, Do Next?

The first piece of interactive fiction I ever played was Infocom's locked-room murder mystery Deadline. With a plot that turned on embezzlement and unfaithfulness, not to mention a fiendishly unforgiving set of scheduling puzzles, this is not the game I myself would recommend for a six-year-old. But I suppose my parents figured it wouldn't do me any harm, and it left me with a long-term…

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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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