August 5, 2004
Newcomers interesting in creating interactive fiction, take note: The third edition of the Inform Beginner’s Guide (IBG) by Roger Firth and Sonja Kesserich, edited by Dennis G. Jerz, has just been published. While Graham Nelson’s Inform Designer’s Manual, 4th ed. (DM4) is the essential reference and a good introduction for those with programming experience, the step-by-step, example-based approach of the IBG is sure to be a great help for those less familiar with IF or less experienced as programmers. It’s now been updated for Inform 6.3, a nicely enhanced, bug-fixed, and Glulx-compatible release. The IBG can be downloaded in pdf format; The DM4 is also available in pdf and html.