Announcing the first ever MetaFilter Interactive Fiction Contest
, March 1st-31st
. During the month of March all MeFites are encouraged to try to write an interactive fiction game or play games submitted by fellow MeFites. If you want to vote on the games or you want to submit a story, please visit the contest website
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During the month of March, write your own interactive fiction story (also known as text adventure games
). Make sure to get it in by the deadline of midnight of March 31st (MetaFilter time, PST) and it is in the running.
The recommended platform is Inform
, a relatively easy-to-learn language designed for writing interactive fiction. However, if you want to roll your own that's acceptable, but you have to host the program or story on your own website.
The only strong rules are that you must be a MetaFilter member in order to participate, and it must be a work that you created only this month. Further rules are on the "official" site
Good luck, and may the best storyteller win!