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<div style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 20pt; text-align: center; font-style: italic;">Welcome to the Interactive Fiction Wiki</div>
 
<div style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 20pt; text-align: center; font-style: italic;">Welcome to the Interactive Fiction Wiki</div>
 
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{{Main announcement}}
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<tr><td style="font-family: Times New Roman;" ><center><h2>The Land of FAQ</h2></center></td><td />
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<td><center><h2>Check out these articles!</h2></center></td></tr>
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<tr><td>[[Nick Montfort]] created the [[:FAQ|Frequently Asked Questions]] article licensed under the [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license]. There is another article by [[David Fisher]] that lists [[Past raif topics]]. Check these articles out if you have a question. It's probably already been asked or the topic already discussed.</td>
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* See [[Craft]] for how-to articles.
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* See [[Theory]] for articles on IF concepts.
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* See [[Starters]] if you're new to IF.
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<!-- div style="border:3px black solid; text-align:center; margin-top:1em"><p style="font-size:150%">[[XYZZY Awards 2005]] results are in!</p>Best Game: ''Vespers'' ([[Jason Devlin]]; [[Z-code]]).</div -->
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| style="text-align: justify; vertical-align: top;" | [[Webcomics with IF content]] is our modest collection of links to selected on-line comic strips that refer to [[interactive fiction]] in some way. (We can't put them on our fridge, at least not without <em>really big</em> fridge magnets.) In an era where adventure games are classified as a [[wikipedia:Computer and video game genres#Superseded genres|superseded genre]], it's nice to know that some members of the general public still remember [[grue]]s and a white house at the end of the road.
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* Check out the [[IFWiki:Community portal|community portal]] for an overview.
<small>Previous features: [[InsideADRIFT Summer Comp 2005]], [[IntroComp 2005]]</small>
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* Visit our list of [[:Special:Wantedpages|wanted pages]].
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* Read the [[Game reference (style guide)]] and other [[:Category:Style guides|style guides]].
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New and old contributors should also look at the [[Game reference (Style Guide)]] page. For discussion on IFWiki style issues in general, please use the [[Category talk:Style Guides|Talk]] page for the new [[:Category:Style Guides|Style Guides]] category.
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Latest revision as of 23:18, 28 May 2016

Welcome to the Interactive Fiction Wiki
Thursday, August 22, 2019


Provide Input for IF Comp 2019

The 25th(!) annual Interactive Fiction Competition is gearing up, and the organizers would love your input. The survey will stay open throughout the summer, but they'll start checking responses in a week, so the sooner you take the survey the sooner your ideas will be taken into account. Please also share this link with any friends who like stories or games... they're trying to reach a broader audience. Thanks!

Please take the 2019 IFComp (Pre-Comp) Survey



Unfeatured Article

Feature Theme

"IF is now being written by many types of people, for many reasons, as freeware or for sale, and distributed in a wide range of places. It is harder than ever to follow what is going on, and also there is a greater than ever variety to the works and players."
--Emily Short, "Brief Bibliography about IF History," April 2016.

What's new in the IF scene:

Still going strong:

Previous features: IF Outreach, IF Cover Art Drive, ClubFloyd, One Room Game Competition.
 
Royalty

The Land of FAQ

Check out these articles!

Nick Montfort created the Frequently Asked Questions article licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license. There is another article by David Fisher that lists Past raif topics. Check these articles out if you have a question. It's probably already been asked or the topic already discussed.  
  • See Craft for how-to articles.
  • See Theory for articles on IF concepts.
  • See Starters if you're new to IF.

Competition News

Contribute!

June 2019

July 2019

August 2019

(more news at Competition news)

  You want to help edit the IFWiki? Great!