Interactive Fiction

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"Interactive fiction stories are ‘computer programs that display text, accept textual responses and then display additional text in reaction [to those responses]’"

- Nick Montfort, Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction


Collections of Interactive Fiction

The Interactive Fiction Database https://ifdb.tads.org

The Interactive Fiction Archive http://www.ifarchive.org

Interactive Fiction in the UK https://blogs.bl.uk/digital-scholarship/2019/02/interactive-fiction-in-the-uk.html

Top Interactive Fiction Games https://itch.io/games/tag-interactive-fiction

The Interactive Fiction Competition https://ifcomp.org

People's Republic of Interactive Fiction http://pr-if.org/play/


Tools for writing Interactive Fiction

Twine - "Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories. You don't need to write any code to create a simple story with Twine, but you can extend your stories with variables, conditional logic, images, CSS, and JavaScript when you're ready. Twine publishes directly to HTML, so you can post your work nearly anywhere. Anything you create with it is completely free to use any way you like, including for commercial purposes." Often used to demonstrate interactive storylines - not so much to prepare for shooting them.

http://twinery.org


Squiffy - "Squiffy is a tool for creating interactive fiction - that is, multiple choice games that focus on text and story. Players navigate through the game or story by clicking links. Sometimes these kinds of games or stories are known as gamebooks. Squiffy is free and open source. It creates HTML and JavaScript, so you can upload it to your own website, or you can upload your games for free to textadventures.co.uk."

http://textadventures.co.uk/squiffy?fbclid=IwAR0ivvqtli6rAVLL49-o1qWIdVo25K-M49xL5rSdBJFEn30rMZ10k8AON2g


Inform - "Inform is a design system for interactive fiction based on natural language. It is a radical reinvention of the way interactive fiction is designed, guided by contemporary work in semantics and by the practical experience of some of the world's best-known writers of IF.

http://inform7.com


Create your own story

http://editthis.info/create_your_own_story/Main_Page


Literature & articles

Twisty Little Passages - An Approach to Interactive Fiction

by Nick Montfort

https://nickm.com/twisty/


The evolution of interactive fiction

https://literative.com/editorials/the-evolution-of-interactive-fiction/


The joy of text

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/22/interactive-fiction-awards-games


Archiving Interactive Fiction

https://blogs.bl.uk/webarchive/2019/03/archiving-interactive-fiction.html?fbclid=IwAR0H9vdDZM7kPF3W9Et-m8UUeLGE5QqQMClKIZCajjr9u9pkRxdvEdDmg3c