Wednesday, 6 September 2017

AIF Mini-Comp 2017 Games are Here

The games for the 2017 AIF Mini-Comp are now available to play and vote on. We had a good turnout of games this year with six entries. 
  • Control by Nicholas Wright (TADS3)
  • Seduce Code by Octarine Flash (ADRIFT)
  • Sex on the Beach by Hanon Ondricek (HTML)
  • Entrancing Fling by Lost Trout (HTML)
  • Evil on Queen Street by ArdRi Games (ADRIFT)
  • The Swap by Broken Knight (TADS3) 
The games can be downloaded from the following link:!h7wUkbAa!8752MR1if9i69lmiH_q0asCrdvzsYHBqExUVwAqXzEw
Update 9/10 (new Twine version of Evil on Queen Street added):!5rpVUZKZ!u9uHIRPpN6ZboaKEtp6lJvGBXkomEDzTPIy4-KdG1Oc

Update 9/12 (new SugarCube version of Entrancing Fling added):!Yn5kWKpQ!Ae9sqFesjZ-FGH98py-1z7hqq6_nOFIyCv_7SbLABd4

They are also available for download from here. More information on how to play the games can be found on the AIF FAQ.

Please rate the games at this voting site:

Voting will run until the end of September 24.

Feel free to discuss the games openly during the voting period.

If any of the authors want to release an update to their games, please just send them to me, though not everyone will necessarily get the updated versions.

Thank you to the authors for making these games for everyone to enjoy!

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Choosing a Voting System for the Mini-Comp 2017

Now that the games for the Mini-Comp have arrived, I have to choose a voting system. The most straight-forward approach would be to use a ranking system where players vote for their preferred game or choose their favorites.

I've decided to go with a rating scheme where players actually rate the games in each of the six categories. I think this provides more useful information to game makers because they can find out which areas their game is strong in and which areas their game is weak in. A rating scheme is also more fair to games that some people can't play. If a game doesn't work on a Mac system, then Mac players will never vote it as their favorite game. With a rating system, it's still possible to use ratings from other players to compare the games with each other.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

It's Submission Time for the 2017 AIF Mini-Comp

It's the end of August, so it's time to put down your pencils and start submitting your games to the AIF Mini-Comp. Just send your game to me some time over the next couple of days. The deadline was always somewhat arbitrary, so I'll still accept your entries even if they arrive after August.

Send them to me by e-mail at losttrout AT gmail DOT com.

In the interest of avoiding viruses, it is preferred if you send game interpreter files or HTML files instead of binary executable files.

I'll start up your game to find the game's title and author, but if you want that information to be listed differently from what's there, please let me know that too.

As of September 1st, I have received the following games:
  • Control by Nicholas Wright
  • Seduce Code by Octarine Flash
  • Sex on the Beach by Hanon Ondricek
  • Entrancing Fling by Lost Trout 
  • Evil on Queen Street by ArdRi Games
  • game by Broken Knight (delayed until after Labor Day)

I'll try to have the games released early next week.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Monday, 17 July 2017

Friday, 30 June 2017

2017 Mini-Comp Reminder

This is just a reminder that the deadline for the mini-comp is coming up! There's only one month until the end of July. At least one person has made enough progress on their game that they are looking for playtesters.

One month is usually enough time to create a small game. But when we get closer to the end of July, the deadline can be extended if authors think they could use some extra time.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Well Damn, That's Just a Big Sex Scene...

I was recently inspired to try and write a game related to a wife-swap type scenario. I thought the social and mental aspects would be interesting, and I started working on a game where you were the (initially) reluctant husband in the scenario. Narrativly, it focuses on you slowly giving in to the desires - or deciding to walk away - and includes a lot of stuff relating to not only your hesitance, but the knowledge that your wife and best friend are nearby, and showing no such reluctance (including some voyeuristic aspects).

And, I was pretty jazzed! Lots of dialog, lots of new stuff to try (fuses, scripts, demons, etc)...

But I realized that, as I have it written (probably 2/3rds of the way done) it dumps you RIGHT into the intimacy, and concludes when you eventually leave.

BUT - though there is a lot of depth (I think), there is no puzzle, etc. Advancing the scene is just a matter of making choices that advance the scene logically (talking, touching eventually, etc).

Do people think such a thing is 'playable', or is it too flat to add much real value? What thoughts or advice do you have?

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Let Me Out v0.3.1

I’m ready to put out a public alpha release of my latest game!

Let Me Out is the sequel to my earlier game Let Me In (although you don't need to have played that one) and features a more developed form of that gameplay, in which you type the actual words of a conversation between a princess in a dungeon and the orc guarding her.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Inkle's Inky

Although I have written some small AIF games in TADS and Twine, I never enjoyed the process of writing games with those systems. I have often complained that many game engines are designed by people who rarely make games themselves. That's why I was so excited when I recently discovered that Inkle, a well-respected IF developer, has on open source version of some of their game development tools. They have a downloadable game editor called Inky that can generate standalone HTML IF games from code written in a language called Ink.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

That's Fuck'n Teamwork

Greetings fellow AIF fans!

As some of you may know, I am an aspiring AIF author with a few titles underneath my belt. None of them are stellar (I'll leave that to the pros!), but I like to think that they are decent, and in the process I've learned a LOT about programing them. I still don't know TADS 3 inside and out, but I know a enough to recognize I would have coded things much different in the past.

I also know that hitting the appropriate level of variety and detail means writing a LOT of smut. More than one game has gotten hung up by a failure to describe yet another exiting thrust!

So - after seeing some other authors have a lot of success with teamwork, I thought I'd see if anyone else was interested.

We can talk mechanics, plot, etc - but you can count on me to mostly make the mechanics work. Whatever you need to know about TADS, I can tell you. In return, I would hope for some help writing the various descriptions - both of individuals and the associated sex acts.

I suppose, given the subject matter, I should mention that my own preferences are for women, and as such my stories would involve one or more of them. I have nothing against gay works, it's just not my cup of tea... and staring at it for hours really isn't going to work out if it isn't!

Please, let me know if you're interested. Feel free to comment here, or message me directly - brokenknightx (AT) gmail

Thanks in advance,

Broken Knight