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Author Interview: M. Darusha Wehm

May 24th, 2016 by

Darusha Wehm is originally from Canada, but currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand after spending the past several years sailing around the Pacific. As M. Darusha Wehm she’s published five science fiction novels and many short stories. Without the M. she writes mainstream fiction. Find out more at http://darusha.ca. This interview was conducted via email. […]

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The Works of Rybread Celsius: A Critical (Re)Assessment

March 25th, 2016 by

“I think that one day Rybread is going to successfully get what’s churning around in his mind written & compiled and present us with an absolutely stellar adventure game. And after giving us three weeks to play it, I predict he’ll then blow up the earth.” –Robb Sherwin on L.U.D.I.T.E.   When I first became […]

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Author Interview: Lisa Shininger

March 17th, 2016 by

A book-loving space nerd, Lisa Shininger hosts the Apex Magazine and Bossy Britches podcasts and reviews short fiction for Luna Station Quarterly. Despite their best efforts to convince her otherwise, she is also a Cleveland Browns fan. You can yell with her about pop culture (and everything else) at @ohseafarer. Kerstin Hall: Dinosaurs or robots? Lisa Shininger: Dinosaurs, […]

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Interview: Jean Leggett of One More Story Games

March 4th, 2016 by

Jean Leggett is co-founder and director of One More Story Games. She is situated in Canada and makes a lot of jokes about dumplings. This interview took place over Skype.   Kerstin Hall: Let’s start with the basics. When was One More Story Games founded? Jean Leggett: OMSG was founded in July 2013, incorporated in […]

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Author Interview: Cat Manning

January 21st, 2016 by

Cat Manning is a writer and editor primarily based in Los Angeles. Her interests include interactive fiction, translation, speculative fiction, and she is one dissertation away from receiving her Ph.D. in English Literature. She can be found on Twitter and on WordPress. She is the author of this week’s story, Invasion. This interview was conducted via […]

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Review: G. Kevin Wilson’s Once and Future

January 8th, 2016 by

Weave a circle round him thrice, And close your eyes with holy dread, For he on honey-dew hath fed, And drunk the milk of Paradise. In 1993, the golden age of commercial interactive fiction was mostly over, although a few notable games—such as Eric the Unready—were still being published. TADS (Text Adventure Development System) was […]

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sub-Q’s New Year’s Resolutions

January 1st, 2016 by

Le roi est mort. Vive, vive le roi! sub-Q survived the year! Thanks to the kind support–financial, social, and downright emotional–of readers like you, we’ve got the traction to keep going in 2016. To ensure our survival, we’re tightening our focus, adding ways to support us, and structuring our rewards for supporters. What does this […]

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Author Interview: Caleb Wilson

December 19th, 2015 by

Caleb Wilson’s non-­interactive stories have appeared in Weird Tales, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. He has also written interactive fiction including HOLY ROBOT EMPIRE, Starry Seeksorrow, and Six Gray Rats Crawl Up The Pillow. He can be found online at Tumblr and Twitter. He and his wife live in Illinois. He is […]

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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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