Rule-Based Programming in Interactive Fiction

Wonderfully technical discussion of interactive fiction programming issues, presented by Andrew Plotkin at Penguicon 7.  Coding is art, art is code. As I write this, Inform 7 is approaching its third birthday. I7 is a tool for creating interactive fiction (text adventure games). Like all the most powerful IF development tools, I7 is a programming language — a powerful and peculiar one. Inform 7 gets a lot of attention for…