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The context here is that IFComp is *super-popular*, but there's definitely room for a smaller compo/jam for parser IF specifically. (Zork-style rather than Twine-style.) We had one a few years ago; it was fun. Time for another?
ParserComp .... Possibly ... Just taking a temperature check on the level of interest, head over to IntFiction and let me know please! Thanks. intfiction.org/t/parsercomp-…
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The first ParserComp is described here: ifwiki.org/index.php/ParserC…
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The deadline for submissions to Taper 6: A Throw of the Dice has been extended to February 7, please send in your tiny computational poems taper.badquar.to/5/about.htm…
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Spring Thing could use some more prize submissions for this year's festival. Want to encourage interactive fiction authors and give something back for all the hard work they put into their stories? Consider donating a prize this year! springthing.net/2021/prizes.…
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The 2021 French Interactive Fiction Competition is happening! Ten games. Votes due February 22. Games and more info at fiction-interactive.fr/conco…
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A computer has frustrated me every day of my life since I was 12, but getting told "You haven't played enough Q*bert" by Steam when there's one in my garage that I've moved four times is a new one. #Qbert
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Problem: bunch of kale in the fridge that needs to be used before it goes completely limp. Solution: start by caramelizing two red onions for 90 minutes. After that, there is no problem.
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Me, putting leftover guacamole on my leftover garlic naan: look, I’ve read Leviticus and it’s not *specifically* mentioned
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Comments on some recent narrative games -- non-traditional takes on Lovecraft. blog.zarfhome.com/2021/01/fo…
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You know that "Wellerman" folk song tiktok that's going around? Here's the original liner notes. Smithsonian archives for the win. folkways-media.si.edu/liner_…
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Especial win for the fact that I pulled a 1990 CD off my shelf, looked at the insert, read "Send $2.00 to Smithsonian Folkways for the full liner notes!", and it turns out that they scanned the lot and put them online.
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My representative is correct. @SpeakerPelosi @SenWarren @SenMarkey
Donald J. Trump should immediately be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate as soon as Congress reconvenes. This is dangerous & unacceptable.
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HEAVEN'S VAULT will open on Switch on 28th January! Wishlist now: nintendo.com/games/detail/he… ⭐️ Winner @igfnews, finalist @BAFTAGames, @GoldenJoysticks Translate a lost language. Uncover a forgotten past.
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Susan Collins should declare independent anyway.
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If you rip the packaging APART, which NOBODY WILL DO
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Replying to @XYZZYawards
We're also, looking forwards to 2021, aiming to do an experimental 'zeroth round' - letting people nominate eligible games throughout the year. Not all the details are nailed down yet, but see xyzzyawards.org/?p=548 .
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We're ramping up to awards season! If there's a work of interactive fiction you'd like to see eligible for the 2020 XYZZY Awards, please make sure it's got an IFDB entry by January 15th. ifdb.tads.org/
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