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Apr 04

www.1up.com

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www.1up.com
A site too crammed with adverts and large images for my taste, like most paper-based video game magazines then. However there are some interesting articles in there if you thrash around long enough.

> The Essential 50 “These are the innovators — the creations which shaped entirely new genres”. They’re not being done in order, but they started at the beginning of the year with “SpaceWar”, and have so far stuck to doing one every week until the most recent: “Rogue”.

> Interactive Fiction in the 21st Century is a particularly in depth article I could recommend for beginners (it has a “how to play” section that explains the genre conventions) but also to anyone who once played “Adventure” on a BBC micro and needs a catch-up. The interviews with the creative-types still active in IF (including Andrew Plotkin and Emily Short) also make for interesting reading.

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