Next Meeting: Nov. 11th, 7pm

November 5, 2010 § Leave a comment

Thanks to everyone who came out to Get Lamp! We ended up with about 40 or so people there, which is incredible for a so-called “niche scene”. Our next meeting will be this Thursday, Nov. 11th at 7 pm at FILTER. Expected topics of discussion: Zarf’s incredible get-rich-quick scheme, Inform 7, and our sundry and various works in progress! Bring your laptop!


GET LAMP date change

October 13, 2010 § Leave a comment

We had previously announced the GET LAMP screening as happening on Friday, Oct 22. THIS HAS BEEN CHANGED. It’s now a day earlier: Thursday, Oct 21. We’ve updated the original blog post as well.

Please update your calendars and spread the word!

GET LAMP screening in Chicago!

October 7, 2010 § 3 Comments

The Chicago Interactive Fiction Group will be hosting director Jason Scott (@textfiles) for an hour-long screening of his new documentary GET LAMP, which explores the fascinating history of text-based adventure games in the 1980’s. This screening is part of Jason’s country-wide Jet Lamp tour.

(Jason is also well known in the geek community for his excellent BBS documentary.)

LOCATION: Google Chicago office, 20 W. Kinzie St, 8th floor, Chicago IL

TIME: Thursday, October 21, 2010


  • 5:30pm: doors open
  • 6pm: screening begins
  • 7:15pm: post-show discussion with the director
  • 8:15pm: wrap-up

Google will be providing not just the screening space, but also plentiful pizza and soft drinks. Spread the word! Hope to see you there.



September 17, 2010 § 1 Comment

This is the new home of the Chicago Interactive Fiction Group.

We are an open and friendly group of IF enthusiasts that will play, read, design, code, and talk about Interactive Fiction games past and present.

We plan to meet regularly at Filter in Wicker Park on Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago.

Our next planned meeting is Thursday, October 7th at 7pm.

Everyone is welcome.