The Lurking Horror

The People’s Republic of Interactive Fiction will be spending the last half of October participating in a slew of IF events. Feel free to join us since all adventurers from novice to wizard are welcome to attend.

  • Special Halloween Event: The Lurking Horror
    Sunday, October 31, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
    MIT, Building 4 Room 145 

    On Halloween, we will explore the hallowed halls of G.U.E. Tech, the setting for the Lovecraftian adventure, The Lurking Horror. Author David Lebling, who based this IF classic on his alumna mater, MIT, will join us for this special event. After we finish playing, we’ll tour the campus and visit the locations explored within the game. And, as always, we will stream the playing of the game, if not the tour, via Ustream.

  • Collaborative IF Playing Event
    Thursday, October 21, 7:30pm – whenever
    Tufts University, Center for Scientific Visualization, Anderson Hall — the Viswall 

    As part of Tuft University’s Interactive Fiction Month, Flourish Klink will host a collaborative IF playing event. In the tradition of our Zork and Lost Pig events, we’ll gather around the terminal (in the guise of a projection screen) whilst one person types, one person narrates, and we all map our way through the game.

  • PR-IF General Meeting
    Monday, October 25, 6:30pm until we adjourn to the CBC for food and drink
    MIT, Nick Montfort’s Office (14N-233) 

    Our monthly meeting will convene at the same time, same place. Our tentative agenda is to play some of the games from this year’s Interactive Fiction Competition.

  • IF Writer’s Workshop
    Wednesday, October 27, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
    Tufts University, Mayer Campus Center — the large conference room (yes, that’s what is called) 

    Esteemed IF author Andrew Plotkin will host this workshop where we play your game, then discuss how it plays. So please bring a work-in-progress that can be shared with the group. Don’t worry: Your WIP can be large or small–a single room can suffice–or completely filled with bugs. Just give us chance to have at it.

  • Clara Fern├índez-Vara on Storytelling in Games
    Thursday, October 28, 6:00pm – 7:15pm
    Tufts University, Halligan 111A 

    Game developer and theorist Clara Fern├índez-Vara of the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab will be speaking about storytelling in small games. Her lecture, part of Ming Chow’s Game Development class, is open to the public.