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Twisty little passages : an approach to interactive fiction

Author: Nick Montfort
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2003.
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"Twisty Little Passages looks at interactive fiction beginning with its most important literary ancestor, the riddle. Montfort then discusses Adventure and its precursors (including the I Ching and Dungeons and Dragons), and follows this with an examination of mainframe text games developed in response, focusing on the most influential work of that era, Zork. He then considers the introduction of commercial  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Montfort, Nick.
Twisty little passages.
Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : MIT Press, 2003
(OCoLC)812022656
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Montfort
ISBN: 0262134365 9780262134361 9780262633185 0262633183
OCLC Number: 52214874
Description: xv, 286 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The pleasure of the text adventure --
2. Riddles --
3. Adventure and its ancestors --
4. Zork and other mainframe works --
5. Infocom and commercial beginnings --
6. Different visions worldwide --
7. The independents --
8. Interactive fiction in our culture.
Responsibility: Nick Montfort.
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An introduction to interactive fiction, exploring the form from gaming and literary perspectives.  Read more...

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Anyone interested in the use of technology for artistic and cultural purposes should crack open Twisty Little Passages. * Book Bytes *

 
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