August 9, 2007
I was fascinated to find that this talk, “Dungeons and Hyperlinks: Electronic Literature and Digital Narratives from Text Adventures to Hypertext,” was given recently at the hackerfest called Chaos Communication Camp 2007. It covers the development of a MUD, text adventure, and finally a Shockwave game based on Nika Bertram’s novel Der Kahuna Modus (Kahuna Mode). The Shockwave game is available, although it doesn’t run on Intel Macs, which makes it not available to me. I can’t find the Inform interactive fiction on the IF Archive or the author’s site. Even a trip to the Kahuna Mode MUD didn’t help me locate the warez. If anyone finds this, please comment about where it is.
And, the MC Frontalot video It Is Pitch Dark, shot by Jason Scott for his Get Lamp documentary on interactive fiction, has been semi-released. (Update: fully released; third from the top.) If you choke up to be a member of Frontalot’s Valued Sucker program, you can watch the video now in DivX or Quicktime format. Otherwise, like a differently-broken, more recent version of NeoOffice, you will eventually be able to find it online for zero dollars.