Posts Tagged ‘IF’

Interactive Fiction Authoring Tools

May 28th, 2013 21 comments

If you want to get into writing Interactive Fiction (IF) it can be hard to know where to get started. So here is a list of five IF authoring tools so you can pick the approach that’s best for you. Read more…

Tips from interactive fiction authors – bonus round!

October 28th, 2010 No comments

When I asked my Interactive Fiction authors questions a few weeks ago, I included some extra ones that were slightly off-topic. While not necessarily tips for the new IF author, they should certainly be of interest to those involved in IF and who want to know more about it or about the authors in question. Once again I was fortunate that they were so generous with their time, as I got back some answers even for those extra questions! I include them all here in a kind of bonus round to finish off my IF series.

Tips from interactive fiction authors – Emily Short and Stephen Granade

September 11th, 2010 No comments

I wanted to finish off my series of Interactive Fiction posts with some hints and tips for the new IF writer. Unfortunately, I’m new to this myself, and therefore not really qualified to give advice on such a unique form. So, instead, I asked some well-known IF authors to do it for me! This week, I am very proud to present insight from Emily Short and Stephen Granade. Read more…

Why write IF

August 18th, 2010 No comments

Interactive fiction – writing software

Welcome to part three of my interactive fiction series. So far, we’ve described interactive fiction and it’s history; looked at how you can get into reading it, and how you can get into writing it. There may be some of you still wondering what the big deal is, and that’s fine. You don’t have to like it. But I’d like to have one last go at persuading you. Read more…

Interactive Fiction – An introduction (updated)

August 5th, 2010 No comments

And now for something completely different. As followers of my Twitter stream will know, in the last few weeks I’ve been getting into Interactive Fiction (or IF). It allows me to combine two of my great passions – writing and gaming (and reading, I guess – three)! Honestly, I don’t know how I managed to miss it for so long! So, I’m writing a series of blog posts to share what I’ve discovered. First off is a bit of background, and a guide to what you need to get playing. Read more…