Fictious stories where the reader can make choices which affect the story. This
makes the reader a player.
This site deals with computer based interactive fiction, which communicates with
the player primarily through text.
There is also computer-based
interactive fiction which interacts with the player primarily through
graphics, and paper-based interactive fiction, such as "Choose Your Own Adventure" books.
Non-Player Character - people and animals the player can meet in a game.
Player Character - the person whose part the player plays in the game. There are
also "Multiple PC" games, games where the player can play more than one of the
characters in the story.
This is another term for text-based interactive fiction games. Some like to make the distinction
that text adventures are more on the game side, while interactive fiction games rely heavily on
the story telling. Others claim that the distinction is just a matter of snobbery.
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