Apollo 18 + 20 Has Been Released!

March 27, 2012 § 2 Comments

The very first interactive fiction tribute album, curated by Kevin Jackson-Mead, and hosted by the People’s Republic of Interactive Fiction has finally been released.  

Check it out here! Almost all of the Chicago Interactive Fiction Group is represented within, with a staggering five games by our own Andrew Schultz.  

In other Chicago-IF news, Peter Nepstad and Ed Blair raised $300 for 826CHI’s Clandestine Quest, and came in third place out of 37 teams.  Read more about that here!

We’re still having meetings at Filter at 8 pm, generally on the second Thursday of every month.  We’ll do our best to keep this page more current.


August Meetup (final update)

July 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

The Chicago IF Group is planning to meet at the Google office in downtown Chicago on Thursday, August 11. We’re planning to play Hoist Sail for The Heliopause and Home by Andrew Plotkin. The meeting is scheduled for 7pm at the Google office at 20 West Kinzie. Please send an RSVP by commenting on this post or if you get to Google late, have the desk contact Ben Collins-Sussman for you. Ben will get you upstairs.

July Meetup

July 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

Our next meetup is on July 14th at Filter on Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park, Chicago at 8pm. If you’re not familiar with Filter, it is an internet cafe that serves breakfast, coffee, and snacks with many couches and small tables. Internet access is free with a purchase. We plan to talk about IntroComp and probably IF comp works in progress. There should also be a demonstration of Zifmia in Beta form.

March Meeting

February 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

March meeting will be March 17th, as always, at FILTER at 7 pm.

In other news, the XYZZY awards were announced today.  Our own Ben Collins-Sussman(and his writing partner Jack Welch, honorary Chi-IF group member) were up for a number of awards for their one-room IF “Hoosegow”.  Did they take home the gold?  I won’t spoil the surprise.

February Meeting

February 17, 2011 § 2 Comments

Is Thursday the 17th at Filter on Milwaukee Avenue at 7pm. I (David) will be there at 7 while Ed and Ben will show up later. I assume Peter will be there.

I plan to show off the beginnings of a working Zifmia site as well as actually working on the site intended for the IF Demo Fair at PAX in Boston.

Anyone and everyone is welcome.

January Meeting

January 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

We will once again be braving the Chicago winter and meeting at Filter (1585 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622) on Thursday, January 27th at 7:00pm.

We’ll probably talk about PAX East, but also continue discussing ways to expand our group with more local IF fans.

Everyone and anyone is welcome to join us.

This is pretty incredible.

November 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

A gentleman has created a typewriter you can play interactive fiction on.