IFComp 2014

One of the things included in the ‘More’ from the title of the blog is interactive fiction. Interactive fiction is a kind of game where you mostly use words and read descriptions and results of actions from the screen, instead of pictures and graphics. If you want to learn more you can look it up online, but this is a good place to start: http://inform7.com/if/interactive-fiction/ . The website this page is hosted on, inform7.com, is the website for a software tool called inform 7, which is used for writing interactive fiction.

I write interactive fiction, and although I am not particularly skilled or experienced, I entered the annual Interactive Fiction Competition (IFComp). My game was called ‘And yet it moves’, in reference to a quote from Galileo. In the game, you play as one of Galileo’s students, tasked with smuggling his new book, the Discoursi, away from the church, and getting it published.

I got 27th out of 42, which isn’t marvellous, but it was my first attempt at a complete game. you can view the competition website here:


and you can view info about (and play) my game on the interactive fiction database (ifdb):



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