sub-Q Developer Interview Chris Klimas

Developer Interview: Chris Klimas

August 20th, 2015 by

Chris Klimas is a web developer, writer, and game designer in Baltimore, Maryland. He created Twine in 2009 and has spent the past two years as the project lead on the Twine 2.0 release series. This interview was conducted by email in July 2015.     Tory Hoke: How many hours a week do you […]



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The Software Behind sub-Q

August 13th, 2015 by

You may be familiar with online magazines. You may have noticed the software behind sub-Q is a little different. It seemed only right that interactive fiction should have an interactive magazine. sub-Q includes features that Facilitate interactions between readers and authors/artists/developers Keep track of these where possible Offer high-fives for them Try to make the […]


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Issue 1 Special Thanks

August 6th, 2015 by

Dear Readers, My name is Tory Hoke, and I’m a writer, illustrator, programmer, and recent convert to interactive fiction. As I’ve explained in Storycade, sub-Q Magazine was founded this summer, with the help of Devi Acharya, as the first professional publication for interactive fiction. As they say, go hard or go home. Now we’re a […]


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Are You Tenacious?

August 5th, 2015 by

Looks like a caching issue yesterday might have been keeping people from going Premium—including newsletter subscribers hoping to use try out their month of free Premium Membership. The issue has been fixed, and you deserve a little something for giving it another go. For a limited time, sign up and Go Premium, and we’ll give […]


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WooCommerce and W3 Total Cache Not Working? Here’s how to fix it.

August 5th, 2015 by

On the day of our first issue, a kind user brought to my attention that our store wasn’t letting him buy a Premium Membership. Turns out WooCommerce and W3 Total Cache were not working together, because I hadn’t configured them completely. If you’re here, maybe I can save you an hour of head-banging. The Symptoms […]


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Author Interview: Vajra Chandrasekera

August 4th, 2015 by

Vajra Chandrasekera lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka. His short fiction has appeared in Apex, Clarkesworld and Lightspeed, among others. You can follow him on Twitter at @_vajra or find more stories at He is the author of this week’s story, “Snake Game.” This interview was conducted by email in July 2015.     Devi […]



Snake Game by Vajra Chandrasekera

Snake Game

August 4th, 2015
Story by Vajra Chandrasekera
Interactivity by Tory Hoke

Choose your own ghosts.
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Neon Haze

August 4th, 2015
Story by Porpentine Charity Heartscape
Art by Brenda Neotenomie
Sound by Brenda Neotenomie

Hold your name like oxygen in your lungs.
The Compass Rose by Yoon Ha Lee

The Compass Rose

August 4th, 2015
Story by Yoon Ha Lee
Interactivity by Peter Berman

There's more than one north by which to guide a world.
Silver and Gold by Andrea Corbin

Silver and Gold

August 4th, 2015
Story by Andrea Corbin

These things come in pairs.

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