Past Meetup

Interactive Fiction at PVD Geeks

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The Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation (IFTF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 2016. It supports technologies and services that enable the ongoing play, creation, and study of interactive fiction (IF), which we broadly define as text-centric digital games and related work. This includes games in the style of classic text adventures, more experimental hypertext work, and everything in between and beyond.

At this month's Providence Geeks, IFTF's co-founder and current president, Jason McIntosh, provides a general introduction to IFTF, its public-service programs, and the various opportunities it offers for public participation, including the IF Archive, a 25-year-old repository of collected and curated digital art; the Annual IF Competition, the world's oldest ongoing online independent game festival; Twine, a toolkit for creating dynamic hypertexts; and more!


We'll have some demos of IF that you can try out, and please come a little early (by 5:30) to join a group playthrough of Admiral Jota’s “Lost Pig”, which won the IF Competition in 2007.

AS220's restaurant is undergoing renovations, so the restaurant will not be open. There will be a pop-up bar, though. Please feel free to eat before you arrive, or bring your own food and eat there. There are lots of takeout/delivery options downtown.