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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.
 
* Created the [[Golden Banana of Discord]], awarded to [[The Annual IF Competition]] game with the highest standard deviation in its scores.
 
* Devised the [[cruelty scale]] rating system to measure how forgiving a particular game is.
 
* Devised the [[cruelty scale]] rating system to measure how forgiving a particular game is.
* Zarf's games (as a group) won the {{dead link|url=http://jayisgames.com/bestof/2006/best_of_interactive_art_results.php|archive=http://web.archive.org/web/20091210091125/http://jayisgames.com/best-of/2006/interactive-art-or-fiction-results/| 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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* Zarf's games (as a group) won the {{link|url=http://jayisgames.com/best-of/2006/interactive-art-or-fiction-results/|archive=https://web.archive.org/web/20160501023336/http://jayisgames.com/best-of/2006/interactive-art-or-fiction-results/| 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]]).
 
* {{link|url=http://pr-if.org/doc/play-if-card/|archive=https://web.archive.org/web/20160322063540/http://pr-if.org/doc/play-if-card/| IF Cheat Sheet}}.
 
* {{link|url=http://pr-if.org/doc/play-if-card/|archive=https://web.archive.org/web/20160322063540/http://pr-if.org/doc/play-if-card/| IF Cheat Sheet}}.
  

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Andrew Plotkin, 2007. From GET LAMP.

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

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, MacGlulxe, Quixe, and Lectrote interpreters.
  • Sensory Jam (2000; Glulx). Intended as a demo for Glulx.
  • Gave theoretical guidance and advice for Inform 7.
  • Wrote Transmatte, a Python utility that combines variations on an IF transcript into a single CYOA-like HTML page, so that an excerpt from a game can be presented along with a few relevant branching options.

Review and Article Credits

Reviews

Articles

Organizational Credits

Testing Credits

Game Appearances

As an NPC:

Other Credits

Links

Interviews