Salet presentation

Here’s Salet, a new open source cybertext in-browser IF engine. It’s actually Undum refactored and rewritten in CoffeeScript with some bits of Raconteur sprinkled in. The result is something radically new. Click to play If you are familiar with »

The code of Duel

A flashy amusement for some, or a serious manner to resolve a dispute for others, an IF duel is a long-standing tradition in a Russian IF community. The code duello is this. A morally acceptable duel starts because of an argument or an insult, to defend »

IF Twitter?

Today I’m going to tell you about a fresh social network for gamebooks I found. A website which allegedly got one million views just in its first week after the public release. »

Eventful days

This Monday I released a game called “Black Phone”. It was submitted for a LocusJam, a jam about locations. It is also my first English-first release (that is, there is no Russian version at the moment). So, my location game is a traditional adventure »

IF gameplay variants

IF is a hybrid genre. As an author, you want the player to read your text - you know, like a literature - but you have to make it interactive, so the player won’t become bored. I think the game writing is much closer to a movie writing, because you have to constantly switch between the “scenes”, splitting your game into small chunks. So I’ve compiled a list of all the interactivity flavours of IF you can use. »