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David's done a handful of things related to Interactive Fiction over the years, but he's probably best known for his collection of verbose walkthroughs.
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[[Image:Gl-davidw.jpg|right|300px|thumb|David Welbourn, 2007. From GET LAMP.]]
  
David has also written a handful of Speed-IF games, plus authored a silly game called Cheeseshop, beta-tested some games, converted the DM4 from PDF to HTML, coded up many many rooms on the ifMud, is a contributor to Baf's Guide, wrote one review for IF-Review, has assembled the list of eligible games for the Xyxxy Awards for two years, ...
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Prodigious game-player of IF, as well as occasional author. Helps maintain IFWiki and has composed maps and walkthroughs for many IF games over the past 25 years. David's nickname on [[ifMUD]] is DavidW. On IFWiki, he's [[User:Dswxyz|Dswxyz]].
  
... and he's helping out with this IFWiki. Of course.
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==Author Credits==
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* ''[[A speedIF O entry]]'' (2001; [[Z-code]]). [[Speed-IF O]].
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* ''[[Squeaky on the Moon]]'' (2001; Z-code). [[Speed-IF Pi-Theta-Aleph-Parallax]].
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** ''Fajfeta sur la Luno'' (Z-code). [[Esperanto]] translation.
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* ''[[Cheeseshop]]'' (2002; [[ifMud]], Z-code, [[TADS 3]]).
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* ''[[Krakatoa Tuna Melt]]'' (2002; Z-code). [[Speed-IF 10^-9|Speed-IF 10<sup>&minus;9</sup>]].
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* ''[[The Angel Curse]]'' (2003; Z-code). [[Speed-IF 19]].
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* ''[[Yay Games]]'' (2004; Z-code). [[Speed-IF Century]].
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* ''[[The Fox, The Dragon, and The Stale Loaf of Bread]]'' (24-Jul-2005; Z-code). [[IntroComp 2005]]: Second Runner-up.
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* ''[[This is the game that I wrote]]'' (21-Jan-2006; Z-code). [[Speed-IF Gruff]].
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* ''[[Beanstalk the and Jack]]'' (04-Jun-2008; [[ADRIFT]] 4). [[The Comp With No Name 2008]]: winner.
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* ''[[69,105 Keys]]'' (02-Mar-2009; Z-code).
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* ''[[Four Days of Summer]]'' (08-Jul-2017; Glulx). [[Speed-IF Potato Peeler]].
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* ''[[Easter Egg Hunt 2020]]'' (11-Apr-2020; Glulx).
  
== Links ==
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==Porting Credits==
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* Ported ''[[It's Easter, Peeps!]]'' ([[Sara Brookside]]; 14-May-2006; [[ADRIFT]] 4) to Inform 6.
  
* [http://webhome.idirect.com/~dswxyz/ifindex.html David Welbourn's IF Index Page]
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==Review and Article Credits==
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* [[IF Comp]] reviews: [http://groups.google.com/group/rec.games.int-fiction/msg/85d62345823a9d10 1999], {{link|url=http://www.plover.net/~davidw/comp02reviews.html|2002}}, {{link|url=http://www.plover.net/~davidw/comp04reviews.html|2004}} and {{link|url=http://www.plover.net/~davidw/comp02reviews.html|2005}}.
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* [[IFLibrary Comp]] reviews: [http://groups.google.com/group/rec.games.int-fiction/msg/daf9f260120ba78e 2002].
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* [http://forum.adrift.co/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6112 Reviews] of [[Ectocomp 2008]].
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* [http://www.sparkynet.com/spag/reviewers.html Reviews] for [[SPAG]].
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* {{dead link|url=http://www.wurb.com/if/person/1152|archive=http://web.archive.org/web/20120501000000/http://wurb.com/if/person/1152|Reviewer}} for [[Baf's Guide]].
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* [http://www.ministryofpeace.com/if-review/reviews/20020614.html Review] of ''[[Tinseltown Blues]]'' - at [[IF-Review]].
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* {{ifdb reviewer|David|3wcnay8ie4ajtyrm}}.
  
[[Category:Authors|Welbourn, David]]
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==Organizational Credits==
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* Co-admin of the [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Interactive-Fiction/15566496862 Interactive Fiction] fan page on [[Facebook]].
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* Occassional host for [[ClubFloyd]] when [[Jacqueline A. Lott|Jacqueline]] can't be there.
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==Testing Credits==
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* ''[[Beyond]]'' ([[Mondi Confinanti]]; 01-Oct-2005; [[Glulx]], [[Z-code]]).
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==Game Appearances==
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As an NPC:
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* ''[[Four Days of Summer]]'' (David Welbourn; 2017; Glulx). A shameless self-insertion, David is your companion in this game and makes frequent references to other works of interactive fiction.
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As a cameo appearance:
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* ''[[The Day I came back]]'' ([[Marius Müller]]; 2014). In a clear reference to his game ''[[69,105 Keys]]'', David is not named  but presented with the words: <blockquote>Suddenly, a man appears from the cabin. He has glasses, a moustache and a friendly face.</blockquote>
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As a reference only:
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* ''[[Nothing But Mazes]]'' ([[Greg Boettcher]]; 2006; TADS 3). David is mentioned in the response to the "[[plover]]" command.
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* ''[[The Day I mauled ...]]'' ([[Taleslinger]]; 2008; Z-code). "[[Cheeseshop]]" by David Welbourn is one of the songs playing on the kitchen laptop.
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* ''[[Pogomon GO!]]'' ([[Jack Welch]] and [[Ben Collins-Sussman]]; 2016; Glulx). There is a location called "Welbourn Travel" that has several maps.
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==Other Credits==
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* Wrote [[walkthrough]]s for many games.
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* Converted [[DM4]] from PDF to HTML, with assistance from [[David Cornelson]].
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* Contributed to [[AAS]] April Fool's prank.
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* Assembled list of year's games for [[XYZZY Awards]] 2002&ndash;2011.
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* An administrator and frequent contributor to [[IFWiki]].
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==Links==
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* {{link|url=http://www.plover.net/~davidw/ifindex.html|David Welbourn's IF Index Page}}.
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* {{baf person|David Welbourn|1152}}.
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* {{ifdb profile|David Welbourn|3wcnay8ie4ajtyrm}}.
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* {{ifwizz|David Welbourn|interactive-fiction-autor-david-welbourn}}.
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===Interviews===
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* [http://newsletter.aifcommunity.org/2007-03-31.txt AIF Newsletter], April 2007. Interviewed by [[A. Ninny]].
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* [http://archive.org/details/getlamp-welbourn GET LAMP: David Welbourn]. Interview clips of Welbourn for [[Get Lamp]], 2007.
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Latest revision as of 13:36, 23 April 2020

David Welbourn, 2007. From GET LAMP.

Prodigious game-player of IF, as well as occasional author. Helps maintain IFWiki and has composed maps and walkthroughs for many IF games over the past 25 years. David's nickname on ifMUD is DavidW. On IFWiki, he's Dswxyz.

Author Credits

Porting Credits

Review and Article Credits

Organizational Credits

Testing Credits

Game Appearances

As an NPC:

  • Four Days of Summer (David Welbourn; 2017; Glulx). A shameless self-insertion, David is your companion in this game and makes frequent references to other works of interactive fiction.

As a cameo appearance:

  • The Day I came back (Marius Müller; 2014). In a clear reference to his game 69,105 Keys, David is not named but presented with the words:

    Suddenly, a man appears from the cabin. He has glasses, a moustache and a friendly face.

As a reference only:

Other Credits

  • Wrote walkthroughs for many games.
  • Converted DM4 from PDF to HTML, with assistance from David Cornelson.
  • Contributed to AAS April Fool's prank.
  • Assembled list of year's games for XYZZY Awards 2002–2011.
  • An administrator and frequent contributor to IFWiki.

Links

Interviews