- August 20, 2003
- New section for game interpreters
in the Playing IF section and the first entries, interpreters for
Magnetic Scrolss games (misc platforms) and a
interpreter for Magnetic Scrolls games
- June 11, 2003
- Added a link to Fiction Script by Gabor de Mooij, an IF scripting
language. I have not tried it myself and it seems to be PC only.
- August 20, 2002
- OttoAndIris.com is no longer a pay
site. I also added links to two new Zoesis Studios demos, called Mr. Bubb in Space and Pearl Demon. The
former is similar to OttoAndIris.com in feel but
includes a richer character (more speech, has arms and legs, richer
mind and emotions). The latter is similar to Mr. Bubb in terms of
character quality, but has a more traditional game-like feel with a
monster (the Pearl Demon) that you are competing against.
- March 29,2002
- The LSD game and the three mini Java
adventure games have been taken down and I cannot find them anywhere.
If anyone knows where these are, let me know and I'll add the links
- January 18,2002
- The Zoesis web-based interactive
world has been renamed OttoAndIris.com.
It is also now, unfortunately, a pay site -- but worth every penny!
- November 29, 2001
- Updated the link for
- November 5, 2001
- Updated the link for Stephen
Granade's site. It is no longer at the Mining Company, but he
has relocated to brasslantern.org.
- January 11, 2001
- After an extended absence, I am back
doing what little I can to keep this page current. I am no longer a
student, making regular maintenance of this page difficult. I am
currently working for Zoesis Studios,
a spin-off from the Oz Project I was involved in at CMU. We are working
to create believable, interactive characters in realtime, animated,
3D environments. A bit removed from traditional IF, but still sharing
many of the same interactivity, character, and storytelling goals. If
you'd like to check out our first publicly viewable system, check out
family-oriented site that shows the kinds of characters we are currently
working on. (Sorry, it only runs under Windows for now.)
Now to this site. I have added a links
to The RedBlue Games
Webcrafters Guild (a list of resources for creating web-based games
from design to building traffic),
Adventure Creation Language and
Adventure Toolkit (CAT) for Windows from the list if IF Authoring Tools.
I removed some dead links and fixed some broken ones.
And, of course, I added links to Zoesis
Studios and OttoAndIris.com.
- June 5, 1997
- I have added a link to the Interactive Fiction page at The
Mining Company This excellent page is run by Stephen Granade and
should be of interest to IF players and developers alike. It covers
both graphical and text-based IF.
A new section for graphical
interactive fiction has been added to the
page. However, as I cannot do justice to both text-based IF and
graphical IF, I am limiting this section to links to other sites
about graphical IF that are also likely to be of interest to people
interested in text-based IF. The first three links are to
Steve Meretzky's Boffo Games,
and the Mining Company page listed in the previous entry.
- April 15, 1997
The IF Starter Kit Page has moved to http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/6116/ifstart.html.
- March 14, 1997
A new java- and frame-based IF game, LSD, has been added.
The interactive crime investigation has moved to http://www.crimescene.com/.
- March 13, 1997
The Maze of twisty web pages, all alike, is now at http://www.truespectra.com/~svanegmo/.
BAF's hypertext guide to the games on ftp.gmd.de has moved to http://www.escape.com/~baf/if/.
- January 13, 1997
A page providing starter kits for IF players has been added to the page.
- November 7, 1996
After a leave from maintining this page, I am now back. I cannot promise
to be as diligent as I might like at keeping this page up to date, but I
will do my best.
I have added a link to a new TADS Page.
TADS was recently released as freeware (it had previously
been shareware) so there is no longer any cost to check it out as an IF
programming language. The TADS Programming Manual is also available at
this new site.
Stephen Grenade's IF Authoring Resource has been added to the IF Programming section of the page.
The IF Theory and Practice Page (including an archive of rec.arts.int-fiction) has been added to the
General and IF Programming sections of the page. It probably only belongs in
the first, but it contains enough specific information of interest to
IF developers that I thought it should be included in the programming
section as well.
- July 1, 1996
The TADS page has moved to file://ftp.netcom.com/pub/cm/cmlee/tads/www/welcome.html.
I have added a new BBS section to the Interactive Fiction page. I
have never tried any of these systems and they are (supposedly) more
like on-line role-playing games than IF. Nonetheless, if this is the
kind of thing you are looking for, try them out. Note: They are most
likely long-distance calls.
- Ahendah: 707-585-0475
- Dimensional Vortex: 707-837-8607
- June 21, 1996
Tricky, An Interactive Novel has been added to the list of games
on the web.
- June 5, 1996
Solve the "Jack the Ripper" mystery, a new choose-your-own-adventure style game.
- April 8, 1996
You can download Zork for PCs and Macs.
- April 5, 1996
WebZork has been added to the
section on playing IF.
Java-based interactive fiction is beginning to arrive. Two new
Mini Java Adventures and Java IF Games have been added to the section on
- March 20, 1996
I have just completed a major overhaul of the page. If you have comments
about the changes or suggestions for other ways to make the page more
useful, please let me know.
SPAG Issue #8 has been added to the SPAG Page.
- March 19, 1996
The Interactive Fiction page is undergoing major restructuring.
Instead of organizing by medium (news group, ftp site, web site), I
will be organizing by content area (developing IF, playing IF). I
hope this will make the page much easier to use. Thank you for your
patience while this work is being done.
The competition section of the page has been moved to its own page. The rules for this year's competition have been added.
A gzipped text version of Phil Goetz's "Notes on Using SNePS for Interactive Fiction" has
been added to the already existing postscript version.
- March 12, 1996
Zork, The Cavern of Doom, a web-based choose-your-own-adventure game has been added
to the Web Sites Section.
- February 6, 1996
The Storybook Kingdon of IF, a new web page devoted to IF has been added to the list
of IF sites on the web.
- February 6, 1996
The Zork Page has been added to the Infocom part of the papers section (I know it's a
little out of place since it isn't a paper) and the web sites section.
- December 18, 1995
Adventure Web, a
webified Colossal Cave has been added to the list of IF-related web sites.
- December 18, 1995
Root (the world's oldest and snottiest artificial life form) is a new interactive game on the web. It has been added to the list of IF-related web sites.
- December 14, 1995
Games Page was added to the list of IF-related web sites.
- November 1, 1995
The Eamon Games Page was added
to the list of IF-related web sites.
- October 22, 1995
The competition section now includes
pointers to all of the winners.
- October 22, 1995
A new section dedicated to the recently completed IF competition was added.
SPAG #7, which is dedicated to the competition was added to the new competition section and to the SPAG Page.
A pointer to the
competition games was also added.
- October 12, 1995
The Interregnum Game,
a web-based choose-your-own adventure, has been added to the list of
- October 6, 1995
This page was added.
The list of Web games was moved into the web sites catagory.
Hans Persson has created a hypertext version of his guide to IF games and game companies. It is now available in the papers section.