Computer Games, and other diversions, played with words

http://www.ifwiki.org/index.php/Main_Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interactive_fiction
http://pr-if.org/play/
http://ifcomp.org/

 

http://waxy.org/2008/04/milliways_infocoms_unreleased_sequel_to_hitchhikers_guide_to_the_galax/ - be sure to read the comments
http://mirror.ifarchive.org/
http://ifdb.tads.org/
http://wurb.com/if/

 

 

When I went off to college in 1988, my Plan was to major in English, minor in Computer Science, get a job as a technical writer, and eventually, somehow, write Interactive Fiction.

 

Best laid plans, and all that.

 

 

 

wait a minute. Why just interactive “fiction.” what about everything else?!??

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z-machine_%28interpreter%29
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Pines/4011/CTOSSW-GR.htm

 

 

The Muse in the Machine: Or, The Poetics of Zork - Robert Pinsky, 1995 in the NYT

 

 

 

Somewhere Nearby is Colossal Cave: Examining Will Crowther’s Original “Adventure” in Code and in Kentucky - (2007) It covers early interactive fiction, ELIZA, cave exploration, and other twisty, passages that push a lot of my language-coding buttons.

 

 

 

See also

Twine

 

Tags

interactive games history


 

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