Links and Various Small Things

— Speaking of browser-based IF, this post has a surprisingly large collection of links to old-school games playable through a browser; a lot of it is Zplet stuff, but there’s also access to some old Scott Adams games, The Hobbit, and Oregon Trail (not strictly IF, but I have fuzzy nostalgic feelings about it all the same).

— The Guardian’s wikigame project continues apace — there’s room to contribute small amounts (even object descriptions, etc) even if you’re not interested in attempting to code or participate at a broader level.

— According to my inbox, the Australasian Interactive Entertainment conference 2008 has put out a call for papers and demonstrations. Papers are due July 18th, demonstration abstracts August 1; the conference itself will take place in Brisbane, December 3-5, 2008. They’re interested in several IF-ish topics, including “interactive digital storytelling” and (for people using IF in school projects) “e-learning and the role of games in pedagogy”. I don’t expect to be in Australia in December myself, but maybe others will want to participate. (The website seems to be a bit temperamental about coming up, but that is definitely the URL I was given.)

— Following up on Jeff Nyman’s RAIF post a few weeks ago about the lack of readily-accessible, indexed information about previous projects, I added a bunch of “making-of” article links to ifwiki’s Craft page. I probably missed lots, though. Feel free to add more. (I also keep thinking it would be great if the interpreter page were updated to reflect the existence of Flaxo, Parchment, et al., but editing access to that page seems to have been restricted due to spammers.)

— I’ve very minutely updated the I7 syntax document: it still included “inventory listing”, which has been removed from 5T18. Thanks to Sarganar for pointing out this documentation bug.

6 thoughts on “Links and Various Small Things

  1. Thanks. I appended my Splashdown Post Mortem to the “making-of” articles. I’ll now have to go and read all the other ones as well!

  2. (I also keep thinking it would be great if the interpreter page were updated to reflect the existence of Flaxo, Parchment, et al., but editing access to that page seems to have been restricted due to spammers.)

    For such pages (except the main page, but that’s different) you just need to tell (with the IFWiki talk page, or maybe with e-mail or the ifMUD) the IFWiki administrator, David Welbourn, that you want to edit that page. I did that several times and he always accepted.

    But anyway, the Interpreter page itself doesn’t seem to be locked, only Category:Interpreter? If you actually want to add interpreters to that category, you don’t even need to edit the category page! Just create a new page and write [[Category:Interpreter]] at the bottom of the code. (To create a new page, you can, for instance, go to http://ifwiki.org/index.php/[Insert here the page name you want, with spaces replaced with “_” characters] , and click on “edit”.)

    And thank you for all the links you added to the Craft article!

  3. Re the I7 syntax document: I keep forgetting to mention this, but the relevant section of the documentation (Section 3.11) is still entitled “Three descriptions of things”, which should probably be changed as well, since there are now only two.

  4. But anyway, the Interpreter page itself doesn’t seem to be locked, only Category:Interpreter?

    Thanks for pointing this out — me just being dense, it appears! I’ve gone through and added some more interpreter information.

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