- The Alan IF mailing list is hosted by Yahoo groups. You can surf to its site where you can read the posts, examine available files, polls etc.
- Stephen Griffiths has created a guide on writing and playing Interactive Fiction with Alan.
- Eric Mayer has written about his impressions on two easy to use IF tools, one is of course Alan. Read the article here!
Writing Interactive Fiction
- Dan Shiovitz has published an excellent article on How to Write a Great Game. He gives his views both as an author and as a player.
- Emily Short has written a collection of very interesting articles on various subjects on IF Design, especially NPC design and implementation.
- An Annotated Bibliography Of Interactive Fiction Scholarship, a extremely well structured site with most things written about interactive fiction maintained by Dennis G. Jerz.
- Dennis G. Jerz also has a couple of tips on writing short stories that might be applicable to writing IF.
- Eric Mayer's Comp '99 Journal is a very well written log of an adventure author and his struggles against time and The Real WorldTM. This article describes his process of writing the ALAN game "HeBGB Horror!"
- The ultimate place to search for everything IF related: games, code, compilers, interpreters, samples - whatever you might need - is The IF Archive.
- Everything you wanted to know, and more, about the art of writing Interactive Fiction, is, has been, or will be, discussed on the r.a.i-f (rec.arts.int-fiction) newsgroup. Its sister group is r.g.i-f which focuses on playing IF.
- The Interactive Fiction FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) gives you answers to most of your IF questions. It is considered nice manners to read this before you ask any questions on r.a.i-f.
- The Cloak of Darkness is a site created by Roger Firth dedicated to comparing existing authoring tools by showing implementations of the same (simple) game.
- A page with Interactive Fiction News is maintained by Stephen Granade on his excellent Brass Lantern adventure game web site.
- BAF's Guide to the games in the archive makes it easy to find the ones to play, although it obviously does not contain descriptions and ratings of all games. All Alan games are here.
- The Annual Interactive Fiction Competition Home Page and rules.
- www.intfiction.org is a discussion forum for writing and playing IF with various systems.
- www.planet-if.com collects various blog posts together into a news list of what's happening in the world of IF.
- www.ifreviews.org has a huge collection of IF game reviews.
- Eileen Mullins's XYZZY News.
- The Interactive Fiction Database is an IF game catalogue and recommendation engine.
- The Interactive Fiction Wiki handles all things IF.
- Hans Persson's Adventureland attempts to list all games produced!