AIF Blog (suggestions for a proper name would be welcome) is now open for business!
What is it?
AIF Blog is a multi-user blog that is intended to be a successor to the original AIF newsletter, Inside Erin, but with a more interactive format and without the tyranny of deadlines. As such it is a place to post any article or news item that is relevant to AIF. This includes discussion of AIF design, reviews, announcements of new games, coding tutorials, reports on games in progress, fiction, and so on.
It is not intended to replace any of the handful of already existing AIF-related blogs (some of which are listed on the right).
What is AIF?
AIF stands for Adult Interactive Fiction. When the genre got started in the mid-90s that meant adult text adventures. However, since then AIF has appeared in many other formats, including CYOA, Flash, HTML, RAGS, etc. For that reason I would enlarge the definition to include any adult game that has a narrative with which the player can interact in a meaningful way.
Who can contribute?
Anyone who's not a spambot.
Anonymous commenting is enabled, so you don't need to sign up to anything in order to comment on a post (however, it's polite to sign your posts so that others can tell all the anonymous comments apart).
If you want to become a regular contributor send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting Author access. You will be prompted to create a Google Account if you don't already have one (NB. a Google Account does not require a Gmail address). Alternatively, if you only have a single item you want to contribute, it might be more convenient to send it to the above address and have it posted on your behalf.
If you have your own AIF-related blog or website that you would like this blog to link to (or not link to in the case of the blogs already added), send an email to email@example.com.