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- IF Cheat Sheet
A pocket card sized image with brief instructions on how to play IF.
- Introduction to IF
An 8-page PDF with a more thorough introduction to playing IF.
- Spatterlight (Mac)
This is a great program for playing IF stories on an Apple computer. It supports all the major file formats, including z-code and Glulx.
- Gargoyle (Windows)
An IF interpreter program for Windows machines.
- Watch someone playing Zork!
Watch this video of a Zork player to get a good sense of the type of input IF traditionally understands.
- The Inform 7 Site
Home base for authors working with Inform 7
- Discussion archive
People have been discussing IF online for over twenty years. This massive compendium archives the best conversations, threads, and arguments from rec.arts.int-fiction, the long-time home of the community. Filled with gems for authors on any topic related
- Inform 7 for Programmers
Approaches teaching IF from a different angle than my book, focusing instead on translating concepts familiar to programmers who've worked in other languages to Inform 7's paradigms.
- Inform 7 Documentation Index
An unofficial index to the official documentation.
- The IFDB
A database with information on thousands of IF stories, as well as member-created lists, polls, and reviews.
- The Interactive Fiction Community Forum
A great spot to ask questions and discuss the medium.
The traditional home of the IF community.
An editable wiki with entries on all things IF, including authors, systems, concepts, and more. The front page often gives a great overview of current events in the IF community, like contests in progress and upcoming real-world events.
- People's Republic of Interactive Fiction
Homepage for the Boston-area IF meetup group, this site also contains an easy way to play some groundbrounding stories online.
- Planet Interactive Fiction
This blog aggregator combines the feeds from over fifty blogs related to IF into a single source.
An online chatroom and community space where virtual events are hosted and authors hang out to talk shop or relax.
- The Inform 7 Extensions Archive
Part of the official site, this is where to find hundreds of extensions that can enhance the functionality of your IF stories.
- Inform 7 Extensions Search
A great index to the I7 extensions page, that lets you search Inform 7 extensions by keyword in their documentation.
- Inform ATTACK
The ultimate extension for creating simulated combat with Inform 7, complex enough even for unusual sorts of combats like conversational or existential ones...
A set of extensions for creating complex image and layout effects in I7: auto-updating maps, painted text, card games, and more.