If you’re curious about interactive fiction, RPS has a post up about the 17th Annual IF Competition. As game-crazy and hardcore as RPS is, if they think it’s worth posting about it’s worth reading.
I never clicked with interactive fiction. I’ve got nothing against it and I know a lot of interesting work has been done with the form. I can never ignore the wires and limitations and get lost in the stories, but that’s my baggage — and a good share of it comes from knowing too much about the limitations of merging stories and interactivity.
Take a look and decide for yourself.
— Mark Barrett