March Meeting Post Mortem

The People’s Republic of Interactive Fiction convened on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 over zoom.   ZarfAnjchang,  Dana Freitas, KaySavetz  (Eaten By A Grue),  Kathryn,  NickM,  Hugh,  and  Carrington (Eaten By A Grue). Warning: What follows is probably not proper English, but just my log of notes from the meeting to jog people’s memories:

March PR-IF Meeting attendees zoom meeting edited with a colorful background
March PR-IF Meeting attendees

Taper Deadline

Tricks for Taper:
ternary operator javascript shorthand
How to use XOR to use only 2 memory locations, the index into an array are just pointers
so making one of the base, its the offset.

  • a^=b
  • *(a + b) is also *(b + a)

Spring Thing
Parser Comp
Text adventure literacy jam
Anniversary of Inform’s release date

What we’re playing::

Goat game
NorCo point and click

Patricks Parabox

Pipe Push Paradise

Ukraine Bundle – not really much IF in it. Here are some listed as IF in it.

Fox Harrell’s D&D Citadel built on a Terasse story announced in the Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel Anthology (Amazon PreOrder)

Trope Tank, Class visit happening tomorrow

Eaten By A Grue

The Meteor the Long
Eaten By A Grue Episodes

Milk & Honey
Rupi Kaur bestselling
and successful Canadian Poet, self-published
Paper Beats Rock

Resources at the Trope Tank, books: House of Leaves, infinite Jest, where you look at the Footnotes.

Neil Patrick Harris’ Choose Your Own Autobiography

David Cage, Quantic Dream, Detroit Become Human. Fahrenehight in Europe and Indigo Prophecy in US, about things getting cold.

Like the Paul Simon song “50 Ways I Met Your Mother”

Closed Hands exploration of terror attack in the UK. You follow story threads fowards and backwards. Small interactivity for dialog decisons. Could have dialogue interacivity that go backwards, are reflective of the past.

IO is sort of like this, what you do in a supermarket you have different pasts leading up to that revealed.

Literary techniques discussed
e.e. cummings disputed as a lowercase lover


Jim Munroe No Media Kings – a favorite self publisher

Italo Calvino’s If on a Night A Traveler (Se una notte d’inverno un viaggiatore)

If On A Winter’s Night Four Travelers

Narrascope 2022 Panel Proposals are open, due April 22