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* One of the maintainers of the [[IF Archive]].
 
* One of the maintainers of the [[IF Archive]].
  
==Other Credits==
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==Testing Credits==
* Created the [[Golden Banana of Discord]], awarded to [[The Annual IF Competition]] game with the highest standard deviation in its scores.
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* ''[[Floatpoint]]'' ([[Emily Short]]; 30-Sep-2006; [[Glulx]]).
* Devised the [[cruelty scale]] rating system to measure how forgiving a particular game is.
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* Zarf's games (as a group) won the [http://jayisgames.com/bestof/2006/best_of_interactive_art_results.php Best of Interactive Art or Fiction category] at [[Jay Is Games]]'s Best of Casual Gameplay 2006, although Zarf placed last in the popular vote. Other entrants in this contest included ''[[Floatpoint]]'' ([[Emily Short]]) and ''[[Façade]]'' ([[Michael Mateas]] and [[Andrew Stern]]).
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==Game Appearances==
 
==Game Appearances==
 
As an NPC:
 
As an NPC:
* ''[[Being Andrew Plotkin]]'' ([[J. Robinson Wheeler]] as "Celie Paradis"; 2000; Z-code 5)
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* ''[[Being Andrew Plotkin]]'' ([[J. Robinson Wheeler]] as "Celie Paradis"; 2000; Z-code 5).
 
* ''[[The Cabal]]'' ([[Stephen Bond]]; 2004; Z-code).
 
* ''[[The Cabal]]'' ([[Stephen Bond]]; 2004; Z-code).
 
* ''[[Robotfindskitten|robotfindskitten]]'' ([[David Griffith]] and [[Leonard Richardson]]; 2003; Z-code).
 
* ''[[Robotfindskitten|robotfindskitten]]'' ([[David Griffith]] and [[Leonard Richardson]]; 2003; Z-code).
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==Other Credits==
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* Created the [[Golden Banana of Discord]], awarded to [[The Annual IF Competition]] game with the highest standard deviation in its scores.
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* Devised the [[cruelty scale]] rating system to measure how forgiving a particular game is.
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* Zarf's games (as a group) won the [http://jayisgames.com/bestof/2006/best_of_interactive_art_results.php Best of Interactive Art or Fiction category] at [[Jay Is Games]]'s Best of Casual Gameplay 2006, although Zarf placed last in the popular vote. Other entrants in this contest included ''[[Floatpoint]]'' ([[Emily Short]]) and ''[[Façade]]'' ([[Michael Mateas]] and [[Andrew Stern]]).
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
* [http://www.eblong.com/zarf/home.html Zarfhome] - Andrew Plotkin's homepage
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* [http://www.eblong.com/zarf/home.html Zarfhome] - Andrew Plotkin's homepage.
* [http://www.wurb.com/if/person/16 Baf's Guide page for Andrew Plotkin]
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* [http://www.wurb.com/if/person/16 Baf's Guide page for Andrew Plotkin].
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Plotkin Andrew Plotkin] at Wikipedia.
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Plotkin Andrew Plotkin] at Wikipedia.
 
* [http://jayisgames.com/archives/2006/01/ifiction_zarf.php Jay is Games: Interactive Fiction: Zarf] - The "Jay is Games" blog did an overview of Zarf's IF games on January 22, 2006.
 
* [http://jayisgames.com/archives/2006/01/ifiction_zarf.php Jay is Games: Interactive Fiction: Zarf] - The "Jay is Games" blog did an overview of Zarf's IF games on January 22, 2006.
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[[Category:Real people in games|Plotkin, Andrew]]
 
[[Category:Real people in games|Plotkin, Andrew]]
 
[[Category:Reviewers|Plotkin, Andrew]]
 
[[Category:Reviewers|Plotkin, Andrew]]
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[[Category:Testers|Plotkin, Andrew]]
 
[[Category:XYZZY Award Winners (People)|Plotkin, Andrew]]
 
[[Category:XYZZY Award Winners (People)|Plotkin, Andrew]]

Revision as of 19:17, 11 February 2008

Andrew Plotkin, 2007. From GET LAMP.

Andrew Plotkin is one of the most renowned authors in the IF community. Andrew's nickname on the ifMUD (and elsewhere) is Zarf.

Author Credits

Porting Credits

Tech Credits

  • Wrote the proposals for Glk, Glulx, Blorb, and Floo.
  • Wrote compilers for Glulx Inform.
  • Wrote the MaxZip, XZip, MaxTADS, and MacGlulxe interpreters.
  • Sensory Jam (2000; Glulx). Intended as a demo for Glulx.
  • Gave theoretical guidance and advice for Inform 7.

Review and Article Credits

Organizational Credits

Testing Credits

Game Appearances

As an NPC:

Other Credits

Links

Interviews