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Author Interview: Adam Cadre

November 19th, 2015 by

Adam Cadre is responsible for the stuff at adamcadre.ac, which includes interactive and conventional fiction, the Lyttle Lytton Contest, online comics, podcasts, music, essays on various topics, and he believes there is a picture of Scooby-Doo dunking a basketball in there somewhere. This interview was conducted by email in November 2015. Devi Acharya: How did you […]

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Bring Us Your Picks for Friday Finds!

November 13th, 2015 by

Are you a seeker of the strange, a finder of the fantastic, a bringer of the bizarre? There’s a long list of interactive fiction that deserves a fresh audience. If you know a title that should be on that list, we want to hear it. Friday Finds—a new review segment we’re starting this month—is going […]

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Author Interview: Hannah Powell-Smith

November 12th, 2015 by

Hannah Powell-Smith is the author of Aquarium and this week’s story, swept up. She lives in Norwich with her wife, Fay, and three-month-old son, Alistair. With Fay, she has produced three NPC mods for Baldur’s Gate 2: Nathaniel, the Luxley Family and Faren. This interview was conducted by instant message in November 2015.     Kerstin […]

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Author Interview: Ryan Veeder

November 5th, 2015 by

Ryan Veeder is the author of Taco Fiction (1st place, IF Comp 2011), MOTORCYCLUS (scariest book currently extant), and The Ascent of the Gothic Tower (commissioned by StoryBundle). He produces a text adventure podcast with Jenni Polodna called Clash of the Type-Ins. He wrote this week’s story, The Horrible Pyramid. This interview was conducted in November by […]

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Parser IF

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Parser IF

November 3rd, 2015 by

You’ve heard of parser IF. You want to like parser IF. But there’s a lot of typing, and the goal isn’t always clear, and failing to land on the right verb for what you want to do can make feel kicked out of the story. It may sound bananas, but the frustration is what makes it fun. […]

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Happy Halloween, Loot Fans

October 31st, 2015 by

Ah, my sweet loot fans. Here lies the last of Halloween 2015’s set of six. If you’ve found them all, look for a little additional reward link on your loot page. More sets and more little rewards are to come. Thanks for playing. It’s awful nice to have you here.

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Author Interview: Autumn Nicole Bradley

October 29th, 2015 by

Autumn Nicole Bradley is a mercurial mixture of equal parts speculative fiction writer, game creator, and incorrigible polymath. Her Twine game “Player 2” appeared in Video Games for Humans, and her serial queer love story, Trash Romance, is available at trashmance.com. Follow her on Twitter @lifeinneon. This interview was conducted by email in October 2015.   Devi […]

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Author Interview: Chandler Groover

October 22nd, 2015 by

Chandler Groover is a New York-based author of both novels and interactive fiction. His work includes the novels What Happened at Heath-Cliff Hall and Finnian’s Fiddle, as well as the games Hunting Unicorn and Toby’s Nose. This interview took place by instant messenger on 7 October 2015.   Kerstin Hall: In addition to your interactive fiction, […]

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Searching for Horang

October 15th, 2015 by

(This post includes Korean but is mostly in English. If the English in this post looks strange, please make sure it isn’t being auto-translated by a browser plugin.) Even if you don’t Horang’s name, you know his work. His horror webtoon “Bongcheon Dong Ghost” has been stopping hearts since its release in 2011. Hardly a “scariest thing you’ve […]

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Artist Interview: Elena Distefano

October 15th, 2015 by

Elena recently graduated from Loughborough University (UK) with a degree in Illustration and is pursuing a career as a freelance illustrator. She specializes in dark imagery and works in traditional media such as graphite and acrylic paint. This year she was selected as a winner of YCN Pan Macmillan’s brief to recreate the cover for […]

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Join Our Team!

October 14th, 2015 by

The publishing industry is shrouded in secrecy and darkness, operating in unfathomable ways never to be understood by mortal minds. Perhaps you, dear reader, have yourself wondered what goes on behind the impenetrable fortress walls of “Submittable” or “Moksha.” Or why no one has responded to your lovingly prepared sacrificial offering, when indeed the Great […]

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Announcing sub-Q 1.1.0

October 14th, 2015 by

UPDATE: 2015/10/14 11:00 AM – If ever anything looks weird on the site, refresh the page with your browser! (Via F5 or “Refresh” button.) Typically I roll out small features on the sneak, but the latest stuff is significant enough to get out in the open. On sub-Q’s playable posts (our stories), find these modifications: […]

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Author Interview: anna anthropy

October 8th, 2015 by

anna anthropy is a 30-year-old teen witch. She is a play designer, author of Rise of the Videogame Zinesters and ZZT, and maintains the game history archive ANNARCHIVE.COM. She lives in Oakland, California with her familiar, a black cat named Encyclopedia Frown. This interview was conducted by email in September 2015.     Devi Acharya: […]

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How to Get Published in 7 Simple Steps (Even If You’re Not the Best)

October 2nd, 2015 by

  You write. You love writing. And you want your work to be read. But maybe you’re not a super A+ award-candidate kind of author. Maybe that’s not in your cards. Maybe you want to know how to get published, even if you’re not the best around. It’s possible. I’m proof. Not everyone can belt […]

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Author Interview: Michael Lutz

October 1st, 2015 by

Michael Lutz is a game designer, interactive fiction author, and PhD candidate in Renaissance studies. His interactive fiction, including The Uncle Who Works for Nintendo and My Father’s Long, Long Legs has been featured on Kotaku, Polygon, The Verge, Wired, and Paste. This interview was conducted by email in October 2014, with additional discussion in […]

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Who Owns “You Are My Sunshine”?

September 29th, 2015 by

The short answer is Peer Music. The long answer is a bit more complicated: Oliver Hood—the man who likely wrote “You Are My Sunshine,” one of the most well-known and beloved songs in the English language—never received official credit for it.     Fans of Michael Lutz’s “My Father’s Long, Long Legs” will recall that its […]

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