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Star Trek Crossover Novels

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Covers by AbaKon from a little known collection of 70’s Star Trek crossover novels based on Classic science fiction novels. (via DeviantArt)

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Why You Should Create

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Leonard Nimoy – 1931 to 2015

When my wife messaged me that Leonard Nimoy had died I was shocked and sad but not surprised (they’re all getting up there in years). Of all the Star Treks the original series, the one I used to watch at … Continue reading

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TRS-80 Model 1

I’ve been reading articles over the past couple of days about Radio Shack’s history and their descent into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It’s sad and nostalgic because without Radio Shack and their TRS-80 Model 1 I might never have gotten into computers. … Continue reading

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My Definition of Interactive Storytelling

Interactive storytelling is a form of entertainment that uses the computer as a medium to allow readers to create or influence a dramatic storyline through small, significant actions. Interactivity is the computer’s competitive advantage, a cyclic conversation between the user … Continue reading

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Entire Game on One Screen

The thirty-first Ludum Dare game competition is going on this weekend. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the competition check out this video. The theme of this competition is Entire Game on One Screen. I don’t know what a majority … Continue reading

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Once more unto the breach

I’ve joined the team that’s going to help Chris Crawford make Siboot 2.0 a reality. The main question I asked myself before signing up is “Why?” Previously I spent almost two years using Chris’ Storytron technology to do exactly what … Continue reading

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What is our Cloak of Darkness?

The original Cloak of Darkness was a specification for a very simple interactive fiction (IF) world used to test various IF development systems. It’s scope is quite simple – it consists of just three rooms and three objects and can … Continue reading

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Inform 7 and Interactive Storytelling – Pt. 3

In Part 1 I introduced the Inform 7 programming language, reviewed Chris’ opinions why earlier versions weren’t suited for interactive storyworld development, and briefly talked about the inclusion of real numbers in the latest release. In Part 2 I explained … Continue reading

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Inform 7 and Interactive Storytelling – Pt. 2

In Part 1 I introduced the Inform 7 programming language, reviewed Chris’ opinions why earlier versions weren’t suited for interactive storyworld development, and briefly talked about the inclusion of real numbers in the latest release. In this installment I’ll go … Continue reading

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