Interactive Fiction Now
Interactive Fiction Now a.k.a. IFN Magazine was a web-based magazine published by Frotz Publications, London, and edited by Matt Newsome. Its focus was originally on commercial adventure games. Later, it widened its focus to include action games as well. Features included news items on upcoming games, interviews with directors and authors of games, and of course, reviews of the games themselves.
At best guess, there were at least six issues from December 1997 to sometime in 1999. The website (now defunct) was at www.if-now.demon.co.uk.
The first two issues are available on the IF Archive.
Issue #1 (December 1997)
- News: Lara Croft returns in Tomb Raider 2
- Interview: Laird Malamed, director of Zork: Grand Inquisitor (Activision).
- Review: Broken Sword II
- Review: Riven: The Sequel to Myst
- Interview: Marc Blank, Dave Lebling, and Laird Malamed on Zork: The Undiscovered Underground (Activision; Z-code).
- Download IFN-0001.txt from the IF Archive
- Download IFN-0001.pdf from the IF Archive
Issue #2 (January 1998)
- Preview: Gabriel Knight II
- News: Starship Titanic (Douglas Adams; The Digital Village) delayed.
- Review: Bladerunner (Westwood Studios)
- Review: Zork: Grand Inquisitor (Activision)
- Review: Tomb Raider 2 (Core-Design/Eidos)
- Interview: Charles Cecil of Revolution Software
- Download IFN-0002.txt from the IF Archive
- Download IFN-0002.pdf from the IF Archive
- "In Conversation with Douglas Adams" is a republication of Matt Newsome's interview with Douglas Adams in March 1998.