The Alan IF website has just been converted to another CMS (Content Management System). MiaCMS seemed to be dying, so we made the jump to Joomla. Joomla seems to be the most promising descendant of Mambo (from which MiaCMS also sprung), with a lot of extensions. The move was actually quite painless once the database migration of the articles was figured out. And of course the layout had to be redone as well. But that also turned out quite nice, don't you think?

Alan 3.0 Alpha 7, probably the last alpha release, is now available for Windows, MacOSX & Linux. Download here and read about the changes here!

The standard library has been updated to correct a problem where items worn could not be accessed. You can download it from the Download Alan v3!.

The AlanIDE has been rebuilt and some minor issues fixed. It also sports a crude "Correct Indentation" function in the editor menue.

It is now at v0.0.8. You can download the new version from the AlanIDE area of the Alan Home Pages, http://www.alanif.se.

The results of the 2008 Annual Interactive Fiction Competition has been around for a while. The biggest surprise (NOT!) was that "The Absolute Worst IF Game in History" finished last!

On a more positive note, Anssi Räisänen managed to finish (no pun!) 18th of 35 games. No bad feat for a tricky Anssi-style Alan game, in a strong field full of aspiring Inform litteratureists!

Try them all at The IF Archives area for IFComp 2008.

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