21 June 2006

Interactive fiction (continued)

For certain authors, the term interactive fiction is no mere pretense.

Emily Short's Galatea is astonishingly beautiful, though a bit difficult to get into if you don't understand the conventions. The important commands are a topic to ask Galatea about something, t topic to tell her about something, g (for again) to repeat the most recent action, x something to examine something, and z to pause.

If I were to write interactive fiction, I'd end up with something more like Aisle.

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