Some News in the IF World…

April 1, 2009

First of all, the 2009 Spring Thing Competition is now underway. Best of luck to everyone (including me), who has submitted a game! I have (mostly) implemented the “automatic door opening” feature. See the last post for details on that discussion. I will admit that there are some minor bugs that have not been fixed in the release sent to the competition. Once I fix these and the competition is concluded, I’ll be posting Realm of Obsidian here. I don’t have the highest hopes for my game, since Blue Lacuna posted last in the 2008 Spring Thing, mostly because it was a preview game like mine is.

Second of all, the latest issue of SPAG has now been released. For those who don’t know, SPAG (Society For the Promotion of Adventure Games) is a quarterly webzine that features reviews and articles on Interactive Fiction. I have a small review of A Bear’s Night Out by David Dyte written within. There are several interesting features on Blue Lacuna, which I have heard is a staggering monolith of a game. The IF community has been all abuzz on this one, and I look forward to immersing myself in it whenever I have the time. There are also some interviews with the top IF Comp authors, which I found very interesting as well. Check it out! And subscribe! (I had some problems with the majordomo bot when subscribing, but hopefully it’ll be nicer to others.)

That’s all for now. I have some ideas for upcoming posts, so there should be less lapse time between posts for awhile.