Come prepared to discuss these two procedurally narrative works, and remember to bring your discussion questions:
- ‘Mid the Sagebrush and the Cactus, Victor Gijsbers
- Note that you’ll need to download and play this in an interpreter, since the “Play Online” option is missing the Status Bar that provides helpful information.
- The Inform 7 source code (fixed now!) for this work would also be interesting to take a look at after you’ve played the story (if maybe a little overwhelming), to see what other options are available and how the “Inform ATTACK” extension was used to create the conversation framework. This will be a .ni file, which you can open in any text editor or copy and paste into Inform. Take a look but don’t feel you need to understand it all.
- Prom Week, Josh McCoy et al. You can play this on Facebook (it doesn’t use any of your personal information or spam your wall or anything) or there’s a link on the right to play it on Kongregate, a third-party site instead.