|IF Comp 2013 is over!|
The results are in and Coloratura by Lynnea Glasser has won!
Robin & Orchid took second place and Ollie Ollie Oxen Free took third!
Congratulations to all the winners!
|It's a thriving time for interactive fiction right now. An explosion of new platforms and forms have arrived on the scene in the last few years. Varytale and inkle let writers create typographically gorgeous CYOA-style stories; StoryNexus makes more procedurally assembled, stats-based worlds that unfold slowly across weeks of play. Andrew Plotkin's Seltani is a web-based multiplayer ecosystem for easily creating living worlds, while Versu (co-created by Emily Short) is driven by complex AI for stories about character and social interactions. Existing platforms for interactive storytelling like ChoiceScript and Twine have become increasingly popular, rediscovered by new groups of makers and increasingly receiving recognition in the wider indie gaming world. 2012 XYZZY winner howling dogs by Porpentine was a 2013 IndieCade selection, while the prior year's festival featured Christine Love's Analogue: A Hate Story, a text-driven visual novel.
In short, it's a great time to be writing IF!Previous features: IF Outreach, IF Cover Art Drive, ClubFloyd, One Room Game Competition.
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|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.|
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