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* ''[[Hunter, in Darkness]]'' (1999; Z-code). [[IF Comp 1999]]: 8th place; [[Miss Congeniality]]: 2nd place (tie). Winner of both Best Individual Puzzle and Best Setting at [[XYZZY Awards 1999]]. Also, finalist for Best Use of Medium and Best Individual NPC.
 
* ''[[Hunter, in Darkness]]'' (1999; Z-code). [[IF Comp 1999]]: 8th place; [[Miss Congeniality]]: 2nd place (tie). Winner of both Best Individual Puzzle and Best Setting at [[XYZZY Awards 1999]]. Also, finalist for Best Use of Medium and Best Individual NPC.
 
* ''[[Shade]]'' (as "Ampe R. Sand"; 2000; Z-code). [[IF Comp 2000]]: 10th place; [[Miss Congeniality]]: 3rd place (tie). Winner of [[XYZZY Awards 2000]] for Best Setting. Also, finalist for [[Best Individual PC]], Best Use of Medium, Best Story, Best Writing, and Best Game.
 
* ''[[Shade]]'' (as "Ampe R. Sand"; 2000; Z-code). [[IF Comp 2000]]: 10th place; [[Miss Congeniality]]: 3rd place (tie). Winner of [[XYZZY Awards 2000]] for Best Setting. Also, finalist for [[Best Individual PC]], Best Use of Medium, Best Story, Best Writing, and Best Game.
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** ''[[Ombre]]'' (translators: [[Hugo Labrande]] and [[MonsieurBouc]]; 21-Aug-2015; Z-code; French). French translation.
 
* ''[[Donkey Kong]]'' (as "Dave Ahl Jr."; 2001; Z-code). [[IF Arcade]].
 
* ''[[Donkey Kong]]'' (as "Dave Ahl Jr."; 2001; Z-code). [[IF Arcade]].
 
* ''[[Lighan ses Lion]]'' (2001; text file). [[WalkthroughComp]]: Transcript division entry. Received a Special Award for Causing [[Emily Short]] the Most Grief.
 
* ''[[Lighan ses Lion]]'' (2001; text file). [[WalkthroughComp]]: Transcript division entry. Received a Special Award for Causing [[Emily Short]] the Most Grief.
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* ''[[Cold Iron]]'' (as "Lyman Clive Charles"; 01-Oct-2011; Z-code.) [[IF Comp 2011]]: 15th place. [[XYZZY Awards 2011]]: Winner, [[Best Individual Puzzle]] (with [[Playing Games]], [[Last Day of Summer]], [[The Life (and Deaths) of Doctor M]]).
 
* ''[[Cold Iron]]'' (as "Lyman Clive Charles"; 01-Oct-2011; Z-code.) [[IF Comp 2011]]: 15th place. [[XYZZY Awards 2011]]: Winner, [[Best Individual Puzzle]] (with [[Playing Games]], [[Last Day of Summer]], [[The Life (and Deaths) of Doctor M]]).
 
* ''[[Bigger Than You Think]]'' (as Anonymous; 25-Dec-2012; Glulx). [[Yuletide 2012]] entry. [[XYZZY Awards 2012]]: Winner of Best Individual Puzzle (surviving the fall); finalist for Best Puzzles.
 
* ''[[Bigger Than You Think]]'' (as Anonymous; 25-Dec-2012; Glulx). [[Yuletide 2012]] entry. [[XYZZY Awards 2012]]: Winner of Best Individual Puzzle (surviving the fall); finalist for Best Puzzles.
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* ''[[Hadean Lands]]'' (30-Oct-2014; Glulx). [[XYZZY Awards 2014]]: Winner of Best Setting, Best Puzzles, Best Implementation, Best Use of Innovation. Finalist for Best Game.
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* ''[[Nouns]]'' (2017; Twine).
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* ''[[Advent Door]]'' (2020; Glulx).
  
 
==Porting Credits==
 
==Porting Credits==
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* Organizer of [[LogicPuzzleComp]] and of [[The IF Archive CSS Competition]].
 
* Organizer of [[LogicPuzzleComp]] and of [[The IF Archive CSS Competition]].
 
* One of the maintainers of the [[IF Archive]].
 
* One of the maintainers of the [[IF Archive]].
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* One of the directors of the [[Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation]].
  
 
==Testing Credits==
 
==Testing Credits==
 
* ''[[Floatpoint]]'' ([[Emily Short]]; 30-Sep-2006; [[Glulx]]).
 
* ''[[Floatpoint]]'' ([[Emily Short]]; 30-Sep-2006; [[Glulx]]).
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* ''[[The Gateway of the Ferrets]]'' ([[Eric Brown|Feneric]]; 12-Dec-2019; [[Glulx]]).
  
 
==Game Appearances==
 
==Game Appearances==
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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 [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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* 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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* [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.
 
* [http://www.cafepress.com/eblong Zarf's Swag Annex] - Geek products for sale such as the Hungry Grue, ''Dual Transform'', and ''System's Twilight'' t-shirts; plus the Periodic Table of Dessert poster.
 
* [http://www.cafepress.com/eblong Zarf's Swag Annex] - Geek products for sale such as the Hungry Grue, ''Dual Transform'', and ''System's Twilight'' t-shirts; plus the Periodic Table of Dessert poster.
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* {{link|url=http://gameshelf.jmac.org/author/author6b0d4/ |archive=https://web.archive.org/web/20170617215529/http://gameshelf.jmac.org/|The Gameshelf}} - Game criticism site and group blog that Andrew Plotkin contributed to from 2008-2017.
  
 
===Interviews===
 
===Interviews===
 
* [http://www.sparkynet.com/spag/backissues/spag7.html A Change in the Weather, by Andrew Plotkin] - [[SPAG]] #7 (Special 1995 I-F Competition Issue).
 
* [http://www.sparkynet.com/spag/backissues/spag7.html A Change in the Weather, by Andrew Plotkin] - [[SPAG]] #7 (Special 1995 I-F Competition Issue).
* [http://www.xyzzynews.com/xyzzy.14g.html IF Roundtable: The Art of the Puzzle] - [[XYZZYnews]] #14, 1998. [[Adam Cadre]], [[Lucian Smith]], Andrew Plotkin, and [[Neil deMause]] discuss puzzles.
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* {{dead link|url=http://www.xyzzynews.com/xyzzy.14g.html|archive=https://web.archive.org/web/20160722101431/http://www.xyzzynews.com/xyzzy.14g.html|IF Roundtable: The Art of the Puzzle}} - [[XYZZYnews]] #14, 1998. [[Adam Cadre]], [[Lucian Smith]], Andrew Plotkin, and [[Neil deMause]] discuss puzzles.
 
* [http://www.avventuretestuali.com/interviste/plotkin-eng Zarf, a hot coffee cup with a couple of ideas] - Interview by [[L'avventura è L'avventura]], August 2001. (Also in [http://www.avventuretestuali.com/interviste/plotkin Italian].)
 
* [http://www.avventuretestuali.com/interviste/plotkin-eng Zarf, a hot coffee cup with a couple of ideas] - Interview by [[L'avventura è L'avventura]], August 2001. (Also in [http://www.avventuretestuali.com/interviste/plotkin Italian].)
 
* [http://brasslantern.org/community/interviews/pcgamer-zarf.html PC Gamer UK Interview: Andrew Plotkin] - by Richard Cobbett for PC Gamer UK, issue 118, January 2003.
 
* [http://brasslantern.org/community/interviews/pcgamer-zarf.html PC Gamer UK Interview: Andrew Plotkin] - by Richard Cobbett for PC Gamer UK, issue 118, January 2003.
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[[Category:People]]
 
[[Category:People]]
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[[Category:Document-based IF authors]]
 
[[Category:Inform 6 authors]]
 
[[Category:Inform 6 authors]]
 
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[[Category:Inform 7 authors]]

Latest revision as of 11:53, 31 July 2020

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