I was reminded that I never posted my Cragne Manor source code. So here it is!
If you have no idea what I'm talking about, Cragne Manor is described here: https://bavarianrobotdiner.itch.io/cragne-manor
Everyone has to sit down tonight and spend all night riddling with a ghost until one of you runs out of riddles.
I found this transcript of an Infocom Implementors reunion chat (Feb 1992). It doesn't seem to exist anywhere else on the Internet, so I uploaded it:
I think it took place on the CompuServe Gamers forum.
Funny looking back on a time that thought that Infocom was ancient history, because everybody had left two or three years ago.
The next thought after that was to write a game that passes itself off as Borges fanfic but it's actually _Book of the War_ fanfic.
You know how the rooms in the Library of Babel are all hexagonal? Slap a hexgonal console in the center of one and you're golden.
Found a copy of _Labyrinths_ on the curb and started re-reading it. Oh yeah, Borges really was good. Everybody knows that but you can go twenty or thirty years without checking in.
(You can't believe how pretentious I'm being by firing up the ol' mastodon account with Borges stanning. I know. I know.)
Finally got my thought on _Heaven's Vault_ posted. I go on for a while. https://blog.zarfhome.com/2019/05/heavens-vault-design-ruminations.html
Registration for NarraScope closes tomorrow night. This is the IF conference I'm helping to organize in Boston. https://narrascope.org/pages/registration.html
Um. Apparently a symbol I invented was added to Unicode last June. (Sedna, 2BF2. https://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2B00.pdf)
I replayed Prince of Persia (2008). It got me thinking whether that game's ending, which so many people talked about, has been followed up in the past ten years of game design. http://blog.zarfhome.com/2019/01/prince-of-persia-2008-legacy.html
Thoughts on my favorite IGF finalists for narrative: Obra Dinn, Seers Isle, Wandersong. http://blog.zarfhome.com/2019/01/2019-igf-nominees-my-favorites.html
Thoughts on IGF finalists that I had mixed reactions to: Unavowed, Genital Jousting, Hypnospace Outlaw. http://blog.zarfhome.com/2019/01/2019-igf-nominees-mixed-reactions.html
Comments on a few of the IGF finalists: A Case of Distrust, The Hex, Watch Me Jump, levedad. http://blog.zarfhome.com/2019/01/2019-igf-nominees-something-notable.html
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