Hidden in the shadows of towering 3-D graphics, text games still survive

As I stared at the screen glassy-eyed, reveling in this whole new subculture I did not even know about, I stumbled across a Web site for Inform 7, http://www.inform-fiction.org, a design system for interactive fiction. Much simpler than a programming language, Inform 7 is a free, easy way for nerds like me to create their own games, albeit after investing endless hours of time and forgoing many nights of sleep.…

Will Crowther Caving Anedcote

I forgot–on the way out Z, at w-l=Z-1, Rick Olsen, at great cost to his body, entered the tight canyon heading south with the great water sounds. It turned out to be a 1′ high 9″ wide waterfall. The canyon continues as a very bad lead ‘2’h X 1’w with a 1″ stream in the floor. Rick lost a sock in this one–it came off and he couldn’t backup to…