Tonight Vivian needed a little break from Quin. So I took the opportunity to have him tag along with my activities. We fixed a small issue with one of the backlights on one of the coin slots on the arcade machine (Quin says “Fix! Light?”) After we played with the treadmill just a bit (he […]
In 2002 I started a new port of the Frotz Z-machine interpreter for PalmOS computers. My desire to do so was driven by the fact that the two available Z-machine interpreters available for PalmOS machines (Pilot-Frotz and Frobnitz) were showing their age. Also, the core code of the Frotz project had been released under the […]
Crimes Against Mimesis is an essay by Roger Giner-Sorolla that was posted in several parts to the usenet (to rec.arts.int-fiction, I believe). It has to do with elements of game narrative that break the believability of the story presented in the game. I find it interesting and compelling, so I’ve reproduced it here.