August 2020 Meeting Post Mortem

PR-IF August 2020 meeting
PRIF August 2020 meeting

The People’s Republic of Interactive Fiction convened on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Zarf, kay & carrington (Eaten by a Grue), anjchang ,Richard Lamb, Mark Pilgrim attended. Warning: What follows is probably not proper English, but just my log of notes from the meeting to jog people’s memories:

Carrington finishing Lurking Horror

Kay read a heartwarming letter from Clayton about Wishbringer. Using “grab.”

anjchang played Narrascope 2020 Game Jam games The Harold, Sohoek Ekalmoe.

Mysterium convention 2 weekends ago.

Myst documentary kickstarter! Talked about versions of Myst.
Myst demake for Apple II

Version DMAKE for the Apple2 Announced at Kansas Fest.

Mark P doing project on walkthrough of graphical BASIC games e.g. Cranston Manor, Scott Adams Games, and other games with Peter. To be released in 2025. Mark shares a preview of Meth Manor: a fully automated solution of Cranston Manor for the Apple ][, in 37 seconds

Underlying game drawing mechanics discussion.
Mentioned: Escape from Rungastan.
Recent work in disassembling Scott Adams format. Don’t know if it handles graphics.
Zarf updated Lectrote to support dark theme. Current Lectrote interpreter release:

Remgl library update. Autosave functionality. Make it easier for online games.
Online runescape convention

RogueLike Celebration in October

IFComp spinning up. Reg dedline in Sept. Games happen in October. Need to promote other conferences too. IFComp has a lot of attention.

Discussion: Understanding the difference between the different types of IF venues. IF Comp history. 1995, Kevin Wilson launched for short Inform games (“a game you can finish in two hours). Adam Cadre started Spring Thing for showing off ideas rather than popularity, welcomes long games. IntroComp, only for first chapters of games, get early feedback.
XYZZY awards, intended to be an oscar style retrospective on the best of the year, regarding games from the previous year. All competitions are open to parser based things.

zarf is into Inform7. Interest in storylit design.

Italo Calvino game jam still open on!