While You’re Waiting: The Gameshelf #8

Posted: July 26th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Interactive Fiction, Text Adventure History | 2 Comments »

So, while you’re waiting for your copy of GET LAMP to arrive (or, as I’ve been told by some, waiting for the copies to start shipping before ordering), may I bring your attention to one of the many helpful introductions to modern Interactive Fiction that are popping up in the world.

It’s called The Gameshelf, a video podcast where you are given a solid introduction to a game or style of game. #8 has just arrived and it’s all IF, all the time.


It’s in high definition, has awesome production values, and really does a solid job of introducing people to the greatness, the problems, and most importantly, the solutions to dealing with interactive fiction. ┬áIt also dumps into your lap a whole range of games to try out, including ways to try them out immediately. The main GET LAMP site will hopefully follow in the footsteps of this excellent work. (Actually, two interviewees from GET LAMP, Nick Montfort and Andrew Plotkin, appear in this episode as well.)

You can read the weblog entry about the episode, or download the high-quality version or just check out the youtube entry for it, which I will embed below.

And it’s spoiler free!

It’s going to be a great year for interactive fiction – I can feel it.


2 Comments on “While You’re Waiting: The Gameshelf #8”

  1. 1 Jason McIntosh said at 1:45 am on July 27th, 2010:

    And here I thought I was following in your footsteps…

    Thanks for the linkage, Jason!

  2. 2 Sean Huxter said at 1:15 pm on July 27th, 2010:

    That was a great report. I watched it thinking it may be THE definitive intro do modern IF.

    Nice job.


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