Lengthy-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: 70 new textual content adventures at the moment are on-line and obtainable for enjoying — as a long-standing custom continues. The 70 new video games are the entries within the twenty eighth annual Interactive Fiction Competitors (now administered by the Interactive Fiction Know-how Basis, a charitable non-profit company).
With wacky titles like “Lazy Wizard’s Information” and “Elvish for Goodbye,” every recreation affords its personal authentic tackle the basic choice-based textual content adventures, typically augumented with ambient background noises and even music. Every of the 70 video games has some sort of fanciful “cowl artwork” — one even generated utilizing OpenAI’s image-generating software DALL-E.
And also you’re invited to assist choose the video games! Simply create an account, after which play and fee a minimum of 5 of the video games by November 15…
Slashdot first coated the competitors again in 2004. (And in 2006, Slashdot editor Hemos known as interactive fiction video games “a number of the greatest I’ve ever performed.”) However this 12 months the competitors raised over $10,000 (up to now!) to be distributed among the many high two-thirds of entries, with the first-place finisher receiving $489 and every subsequent finisher receiving rather less, with the lowest-finishing prize recipient awarded $10. (And as well as, high entrants are every allowed to decide on one prize from a pool of donations.)