RPS friend and ally Leigh Alexander writes a short series about Interactive Fiction. This is part one.
Interactive fiction was my first love
, before the arms race. I'm the war bride waiting at the docks for the great return. In the meanwhile, there's the Interactive Fiction Comp
, my annual love letter, the missive that lets me know that the singular creature I adore above all others is still alive and well.
I played many of the contestants in the run-up to last week's big announcement, and I have four games I want to talk about. Three of them ' the one I like best, the one I found the most touching, the one that won overall ' placed in the judges' top three. Then there's the one that went overlooked.
For today, let's go with the one I like best; it lets me keep talking about lost love and how bad we want it back.