My family lived on the southern edge of a certain Midwestern industrial city in an old house, old enough that its basement still had a dirt floor
I was not yet old enough to openly question a parent's behavior, but certainly old enough to recognize its oddness, when my father began digging
posted by Rory Marinich
on Nov 9, 2013 -
Two men sit in this room, spinning non-linear yarns about the creation of interactive fiction. One sits at a small table. Another stands by a shelf along the wall, which is filled with many grey, rectangular objects that you can't quite make out from here.
You can see a small door, a small table, a shelf, Dave and Steve here.
posted by Malor
on Dec 22, 2012 -
The benefits of fasting have been covered before
on Metafilter, but a new BBC documentary
(discussed by the presenter Dr Michael Mosley in the Telegraph here
) looking at the science behind fasting seems to show that the evidence supporting fasting’s general health benefits beyond weight loss are growing.
posted by MighstAllCruckingFighty
on Aug 20, 2012 -
), a much renowned author of interactive fiction
(works include Spider and Web
, The Dreamhold
), is quitting his day job, and going to try and create text adventures full time
, starting with Hadean Lands: An Interactive Alchemical Interplanetary Thriller (teaser scene)
, for iOS devices. He's using Kickstarter
to help fund it, and has already raised over $11,000, $3000 over his goal, in less than a day's time.
) [more inside]
posted by zabuni
on Nov 1, 2010 -
Experimental interactive fiction take on Snow White written collectively by Emily Short
and ten others
. Features 18 endings and procedural illustrations that dynamically reflect game state. [more inside]
posted by juv3nal
on Jun 5, 2009 -
Web-dispersed storytelling reminiscent of the some of the stuff in We Tell Stories
to promote the free interactive fiction game Blue Lacuna
from Aaron A. Reed
, the creator of the excellent interactive fiction title Whom the Telling Changed
. Caveat: the ending is only available (afaik) on a (free) postcard so if you don't feel comfortable giving up a mailing address, you won't see the ending.
posted by juv3nal
on Jan 30, 2009 -
Remember Zork, Planetfall, and the other creations of late game company Infocom? Well, "interactive fiction," as the format is called, is still alive and well. Every year the IF community -- which is known for releasing work of quality far surpassing even Infocom's masterpieces -- holds a competition for short works, and this year's contestants have been released!
Read this post's comments for more info...
posted by tweebiscuit
on Sep 30, 2001 -