Creating interactive fiction (a genre also know as “text adventures”)
means writing computer code that represents objects and behaviors, while
also creating interesting characters, a compelling plot, and maybe a
few narrative surprises, all of which can be assembled for a reader to
experience in multiple different ways.
The resources that
follow are intended to provide some sense of the challenges
of writing interactive fiction.
A particularly exciting development in interactive fiction was
2006 release of Inform
7, a complete package for writing, debugging, mapping,
and publishing interactive fiction games playable on a wide
platforms, including PCs, Macs, and handhelds. Inform 7 code
to resemble ordinary English as much as possible, and is thus
an excellent choice
thinkers who are not trained as programmers. –Writing About Interactive Fiction