Text adventures, or interactive fiction, were born in the age of the Apple II and have recently seen a resurgence in popularity. What makes this niche genre of computer gaming so enduring, and how can Apple II users enjoy it? In this collection, we review Wade Clarke’s award-winning Eamon adventure Leadlight and what it says about the state of modern IF; we watch Get Lamp, Jason Scott’s documentary on the history of IF; we read Nick Montfort’s Twisty Little Passages, an academic analysis of the genre; and finally, Wade Clarke, hot on the success of Leadlight, details his transition to the modern IF programming platform of Inform 7.
Features content originally found in these back issues of Juiced.GS:
- Volume 14, Issue 4 (December 2009)
- Volume 15, Issue 3 (September 2010)
- Volume 16, Issue 1 (March 2011)
- Volume 17, Issue 2 (June 2012)