Very good! Brought back memories.
Terence, do you know of Facade? I think it is an excellent example of a modern day IF.
Thanks, I'm not sure if flipkin and co. were expecting a ~5000 word article.
I haven't checked out Facade yet. There's a whole mess of stuff I need to go back and look at now that I have DSL.
FYI the article got picked by Slashdot.
That rocks, even though I'm geting hammered for not mentioning MUDs.
Great work, Terrence! A well-written and comprehensive article! :-))
LOL, we are having a Featured Article Flood (TM) reccently! I remember times when a featured article could hang on the site for half a year. What's going on? ;)
I am trying to get 2 featured artciles a month. Makes the site more interesting.
I certainly wasn't :-) (I proof most of the articles before they get posted).
I have to say, it must have been a good article since I found myself researching TADS, Inform, etc. after I finished proofing the article. Good job.
Thanks. I'm thrilled that MG is getting traffic from Slashdot for this!
It's amazing to think that there WAS a time where a game had NO graphics. Youngsters must be shocked! Those were the days...
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Supernintendo Chalmers (10799), Apr 24, 2006
Just read it. Wouldn't have minded if it was a bit longer ;) , but very interesting indeed. Good job!
edit: Perhaps you should have at least mentioned MUDs, but wth, maybe you can write an entire article on them :) I could point you towards a website that has a "short history of MUDs" that goes on for about 800 pages...
Aw, a discussion of IF without mentioning Adam Cadre?
I had to save something for ye Compleat History of Interactive Fiction.
IF article got picked up by Gamasutra
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Terrence Bosky (5238), Apr 25, 2006
This also made digg.
Terrence Bosky Wrote:
Well, most things "make" digg... how many votes (diggs) they get is what separates the wheat from the chaff and the "front page items" from the dozens of other submissions. Still, it's one more spot on the web to get I.F. (and M.G.) noticed.