By Dan Fabulich
Interactive Fiction Meetup Group Host
We play interactive fiction together on the first Saturday of every month. What is interactive fiction? It’s hard to define, but you’ll know it when you see it. It usually applies to games without graphics, or works of art that are interactive in some way (usually software).
Usually the term is used to refer to old-style text adventures. You know. Like Zork. “Twisty little maze of passages, all alike.” “Likely to be eaten by a grue.” Those games.
But not just those. We enjoy all kinds of games without graphics, as well as choice-based branching narratives (with and without graphics), and other games where a story is told by exploring and solving puzzles.
Games like these:
Blue Lacuna http://www.lacunastory.com/
Choice of the Dragon https://www.choiceofgames.com/dragon/
Howling Dogs http://aliendovecote.com/uploads/twine/howling%20dogs.html
Dominique Pamplemousse in Its All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings! http://www.dominiquepamplemousse.com/
We play and discuss all things interactive fiction, focusing on recent topics or developments in the community. We also demonstrate our own games or experiments in the area.
For more information, check out our web site at http://www.meetup.com/sf-bay-area-interactive-fiction/