A complete waste of time: that’s what documentary film director Jason Scott believes most people say when they think of Interactive Fiction (IF). But, for a select audience, interactive fiction is a world unto itself where players can let their imaginations run wild.
From there, Scott dives deeper into the world of IF games, interviewing individuals whose worlds revolve around these games. He takes a look at the use of IF in the classroom as well as the use of IF from the perspective of a blind person.
In addition to his documentary work, Scott hosts a Twitter page completely devoted to his cat, which currently has nearly 1.5 million followers, many of which are fellow cats.
Interactive Fiction Database ( Ifdb.tads.org) links to and reviews over 3500 interactive fiction games.
- Adventure is the original IF game. You can play it by visiting several sites…
- 9:05 is a great introductory game for individuals unfamiliar with the controls.
- Slouching Towards Bedlam may be one of the more challenging games, but it’s mysterious atmosphere keeps the player hooked.
- Lost Pig is a classic. Help Grunk the troll find that pig!
- Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy—that’s right, before it was a movie, it was a video game.