Infocom, king of the text adventure and the first behemoth of American computer game development, began not with a bang, but with an internet meme. —Lara Crigger —The Short, Happy Life of Infocom (The Escapist)
There are some details about Infocom culture that are nicely placed.
To be fair, there is a fairly constrained set of talking points about IF that most features feel they need to include:
1. Remember IF? I loved them. IF…
2. …started the computer game industry
3. …were killed by graphics cards
4. …are still being made!
5. …are still fun!
6. …are being sold by 1-2 individuals/companies
7. …are being created by a vibrant indie community
8. …are available on any computer imaginable
9. …might have some future in the cell/ipod/pda convergence
10. …can be downloaded like this
I haven.t yet written an IF Article Generator, but the code is, I feel, strongly implied by copious example outputs to be found in periodicals. I personally enjoy the 2-4-7-8 articles, and the 4-7-8-10s. I am indifferent to the 1-3-4-5s, and thoughtful about the 4-5-6-9s.