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Adventure Game News for 18 Aug 06

TADS 3 Release Candidate 2

Mike Roberts has made TADS 3 Release Candidate 2 available for your downloading pleasure. It's been nearly a year since the first release candidate, so there've been a lot of changes. Some of the more notable are:

Furthermore, Mike Roberts has set a schedule for reaching the official TADS 3.0 release. Release Candidate 3 will be posted September 8th, with the official TADS 3.0 release to follow on September 15th.

IF Dreams Volume 1

What was a competition for games based on people's vivid dreams called the MCDream mini-competition has been retitled "IF Dreams" and become an ongoing anthology of works of interactive fiction based on people's vivid dreams. The first volume contains three games:

All three games are available from the IF Archive.

The Hourglass Competition Games Released

Games entered in The Hourglass Competition, a competition for games written with ADRIFT in three hours or fewer, are now available for you to download, play, and judge. The entrants are:

A judging form is included with the games. Fill it out and send it to Woodfish by August 31, 2006 to be a judge.

Git 1.1.1

Git, Iain Merrick's very fast Glulx interpreter for works of interactive fiction, now supports Unicode as of version 1.1.1.

Windows Glulxe 0.4.0

Similarly to Git, Windows Glulxe has been updated to version 0.4.0 (available as a zip archive or as an installer).

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