Re: [sfbay-if] SF Bay Area Interactive Fiction Group Meetup: Inform Tutorial

From: Jim A.
Sent on: Saturday, May 22, 2010 8:21 AM
Message from Jim Aikin:

It would help if I have some idea (ahead of time) of the amount of experience attendees have with Inform.

If (and only if) you're planning to attend, please send me an email ([address removed]) and tell me:

(a) Never tried writing IF before.
(b) Tried once or twice with another language, never tried Inform 7.
(c) Tried Inform 7 a little bit, would like to know more.
(d) I'm working on a game in Inform 7.
(e) I'm working on a game in ___________ (development system).
(f) I've written and released one or more games in __________ (development system).

Also, any other facts or questions that you feel might be relevant, such as, "How the !@#$%^& do I create new actions in Inform?"

I really would like to hear from you about this. If I get fewer than three responses, I may just assume that nobody cares, which would make the drive from Livermore in to Berkeley rather a pointless grind.

Bringing your own laptop is a good option, if you're having coding problems. Please install Inform 7 beforehand, however. We won't have time to spend on installation issues.

Jim Aikin has agreed to give us a tutorial on how to develop interactive fiction in Inform! Newbies, I promise you: if you're clever enough to play interactive fiction games, you can write them, too!

Technically true (for non-trivial values of "clever"), but there are a few wrinkles you'll need to understand. That's one of the things we'll talk about.

Already know Inform? You're welcome come and share advice and provide additional support.

Yes, please do. There's a lot of high-end stuff (such as I6 inclusions) that I don't know.

When: Saturday, June 5,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
Sandbox Berkeley
1900 Addison St. Suite 200
Berkeley, CA 94704
[masked]


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