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In case anyone wanted to see it, we had a pretty snazzy panel on narrative in game development at Mysterium. It had +Dean O'Donnell​, +Ichiro Lambe​, and +Andrew Plotkin​ on it.

https://youtu.be/McU521-PyDI
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My silly toy of the weekend: http://eblong.com/zarf/mutagen/hugos.html
The Anti-Retro Hugos. As we slog through all the Hugo accusations and counter-accusations, it's worth poking our heads up and taking the long view for a moment. The Hugos will continue as an institution. They'll survive. Probably. I mean, this Chronoviewer says they will.
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Local interactive fiction meetups in Boston and Seattle! (And SF, and Oxford...)

I haven't posted about this stuff regularly, so it's time. We have IF interest groups meeting in several places around the world. These are small informal meetings -- we talk about what's going on in the world of IF and related narrative videogames. Maybe play some recent games, demo tools, etc.

We have a brand-new Seattle group being organized: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/seattle-if/vvgaNspxHco . Join that mailing list or follow twitter @SeattleIF if you're interested.

The Boston-area meetup was last night and it was just two of us. Sadness! I'm sure that Boston's terrible weather is at fault, and the meetings will grow again when some of this snow has melted. But it was a reminder to, well, post a reminder. We meet at MIT every month: http://pr-if.org/ , twitter @IFInBoston.(The meeting date varies, and yes, March is still being scheduled. We'll update the web site.)

The SF/Bay-Area group: http://www.meetup.com/sf-bay-area-interactive-fiction/

Oxford/London: http://www.meetup.com/Oxford-and-London-Interactive-Fiction-Group/

New York: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/nyc-if
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One more time! Fun tour! Probably! Join me as I teach you everything in Bluedorn: http://seltani.net/portlink/548d4c5b6b3d3019221e5688

Again I've chosen this time arbitrarily, so no matter who you are, let me know what works for you.
Another Bluedorn Tour
Sat, January 3, 8:00 PM
SELTANI

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My big puzzle IF game is out!

http://hadeanlands.com/

Marooned in an alien, airless wasteland — your starship fractured — your crewmates missing. Can an apprentice alchemist learn how to survive?

Available now for iOS, Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
Marooned in an alien, airless wasteland — your starship fractured — your crewmates missing. Can an apprentice alchemist learn how to survive? Hadean Lands is interactive fiction — a classic text adventure. No graphics! No menus! No point-and-click! You type your commands, and read what happens ...
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I will buy it, as soon as I get my new replacement VISA card :D
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Interactive fiction international meetup, Toronto ON, Nov 8th!

As discussed in this forum thread (http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=14961) we are inviting IF folks to gather in Toronto at Jim Munroe's WordPlay festival:

http://handeyesociety.com/wordplay/

Plan: hang out and talk about the state of interactive fiction. Possibly go out to eat.
For the past few years, the Boston IF gang has hosted community get-togethers in association with various local game-related shindigs. (First PAX East, then NoShowConf.) What with one thing and another, that's not happening in Boston this summer. (Although we will be in attendance at BostonFIG ...
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The Flashpaper War -- A ManuscRIFT -- Interactive Fiction in a new style -
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Oooh...hoping for touchpad tearing madness.
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Local interactive fiction meetups in Boston and Seattle! (And SF, and Oxford...)

I haven't posted about this stuff regularly, so it's time. We have IF interest groups meeting in several places around the world. These are small informal meetings -- we talk about what's going on in the world of IF and related narrative videogames. Maybe play some recent games, demo tools, etc.

We have a brand-new Seattle group being organized: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/seattle-if/vvgaNspxHco . Join that mailing list or follow twitter @SeattleIF if you're interested.

The Boston-area meetup was last night and it was just two of us. Sadness! I'm sure that Boston's terrible weather is at fault, and the meetings will grow again when some of this snow has melted. But it was a reminder to, well, post a reminder. We meet at MIT every month: http://pr-if.org/ , twitter @IFInBoston.(The meeting date varies, and yes, March is still being scheduled. We'll update the web site.)

The SF/Bay-Area group: http://www.meetup.com/sf-bay-area-interactive-fiction/

Oxford/London: http://www.meetup.com/Oxford-and-London-Interactive-Fiction-Group/

New York: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/nyc-if
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One more time! Fun tour! Probably! Join me as I teach you everything in Bluedorn: http://seltani.net/portlink/548d4c5b6b3d3019221e5688

Again I've chosen this time arbitrarily, so no matter who you are, let me know what works for you.
Another Bluedorn Tour
Sat, January 3, 8:00 PM
SELTANI

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My big puzzle IF game is out!

http://hadeanlands.com/

Marooned in an alien, airless wasteland — your starship fractured — your crewmates missing. Can an apprentice alchemist learn how to survive?

Available now for iOS, Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
Marooned in an alien, airless wasteland — your starship fractured — your crewmates missing. Can an apprentice alchemist learn how to survive? Hadean Lands is interactive fiction — a classic text adventure. No graphics! No menus! No point-and-click! You type your commands, and read what happens ...
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I went searching heavily in used bookstores in the mid-1990s. And then I was watching his web site during the few years that he tried self-publishing, so I bought those novels when they appeared.
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Interactive fiction international meetup, Toronto ON, Nov 8th!

As discussed in this forum thread (http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=14961) we are inviting IF folks to gather in Toronto at Jim Munroe's WordPlay festival:

http://handeyesociety.com/wordplay/

Plan: hang out and talk about the state of interactive fiction. Possibly go out to eat.
For the past few years, the Boston IF gang has hosted community get-togethers in association with various local game-related shindigs. (First PAX East, then NoShowConf.) What with one thing and another, that's not happening in Boston this summer. (Although we will be in attendance at BostonFIG ...
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Seltani has been running for a full year now (plus a week) so I wrote a little puzzle thing to celebrate.

http://seltani.net/portlink/539e0d2a6b3d30050409a343

No story, no excuse, just a bunch of puzzles.

(Seltani is my choice-based MMO Myst fan project. These puzzles are all single-player, but there's a shared hangout area.)

This cannot be played with a guest account; you have to register. Sorry. (I have more or less worked out to properly reset the guest accounts, so that people can try these things without stumbling into a half-solved world from a previous guest. It's not a priority this month, however.)
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