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March 20, 2011
The week in IF #49

ROTW: Michael Hilborn reviews Aotearoa


QOTW: “the story being told isn’t being told inside the computer, it’s being told inside the head of the reader, and the reader is tracking everything in a lot more finely-grained detail than the computer is. Our readers, if they’re interested in the story, care about the flow of the conversation, they’re interested in the back-story and detail acquired, they will find a human differentiability between, say, a character decisively taking an action, and one forced into an action by circumstance” — Jon Ingold


Design

"Adaptive pacing for puzzles?"
http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2165

"Where’s the Writing Lessons? Isnt IF an Interactive Story?"
http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2157

"Giving CYOAs a bad name; but then, CYOA is a bad name"
http://threeedgedsword.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/giving-cyoas-a-bad-name-but-then-cyoa-is-a-bad-name/

"Insights from Blue Lacuna"
http://www.z-machine-matter.com/2011/03/insights-from-blue-lacuna.html


Technical

"Interactive Fiction Games on The Ultimate Development Platform: Dynamics CRM 2011"
https://community.dynamics.com/product/crm/crmnontechnical/b/leontribe/archive/2011/03/15/interactive-fiction-games-on-the-ultimate-development-platform-dynamics-crm-2011.aspx

"Font markup extension for web UIs"
http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2159

"Système perso d’IF" [French chatbot IF]
http://ifiction.free.fr/taverne/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1040

"Quest 5.0 WebPlayer Demos"
http://www.axeuk.com/blog/2011/03/19/quest-5-0-webplayer-demos/

"IF Demo Fair themes: interface"
http://emshort.wordpress.com/2011/03/19/if-demo-fair-themes-interface/


Community

"Expanding review activities" [interested in IF reviews]
http://djibrilalayad.blogspot.com/2011/03/expanding-review-activities.html

"An intro to interactive fiction" [from the Young Adult Library Services Association]
http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/2011/03/20/an-intro-to-interactive-fiction/

"Need beta-testers for long game" [by Michael Gentry]
http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=2161

"@party interactive fiction competition"
http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2164

"Standing testers"
http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=2151

"Resurrecting the Writing Challenge"
http://www.adrift.org.uk/cgi/f/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=6;t=7848

"IF Demo Fair: ‘what if im the bad guy?’"
http://emshort.wordpress.com/2011/03/20/if-demo-fair-what-if-im-the-bad-guy/

"PAX East 2011: Zarf’s anecdotes"
http://gameshelf.jmac.org/2011/03/pax-east-2011-zarfs-anecdotes/

"Thumbdrive Riddler is never gonna give you up" [more PAX East]
http://gameshelf.jmac.org/2011/03/thumbdrive-riddler-is-never-gonna-give-you-up/

"Quest 5.0 is now open source"
http://www.axeuk.com/blog/2010/10/18/quest-5-0-is-now-open-source/

"Adventure (350 points): On the worst maze ever"
http://bluerenga.wordpress.com/2011/03/19/adventure-350-points-on-the-worst-maze-ever/

"Adventure (350 points): On saving and mapping"
http://bluerenga.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/adventure-350-points-on-saving-and-mapping/

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