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really so far beyond zork

There's a group of people who still continue text adventures to be a viable art form. Many of them are gearing up for the 7th Annual Interactive Fiction Contest, and it's really amazing what these people are doing. Not convinced? Have a little patience? By all means, go check out a couple of last year's competition games and see what people are doing with the medium these days. If you like such things, I would imagine you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Or, a classic and modern IF game is always being featured at The Interactive Fiction Book Club, and, in addition, XYXXYnews is a newsletter devoted to IF, it has reviews, interviews, and articles about Interactive Fiction.

Although I don't have much time for it, I loved the old Infocom games like Zork, and think modern IF is a damn cool idea. It's only obsolete if regular fiction is, which is perhaps debatable. Every year I beta test at least one competition game. Maybe one of these years, I'll even judge.