"The difference between fiction and life is that fiction has to be credible." - Mark Twain
Interactive Fiction Articles, Text
Adventure Game Articles and Free
Interactive Fiction eBooks Too.
Whether you are an avid fan of fiction books or if you're a veteran of interactive
fiction you'll find a treasure trove of material here that's sure to whet your appetite for more.
Free Interactive Fiction Books - Download some free interactive fiction
(aka text adventure games) that you can play on almost any computer, PDA
or cell phone. Make sure you download the right interpreter first.
Interactive Fiction Player's Guide - Help yourself to our comprehensive player's guide.
Feel free to save a copy to your computer and/or print it out. The Player's Guide is essential
if you want to get the most out of our interactive fiction titles. Our player's guide is loaded
with Adobe's Acrobat Reader.
eBooks on Steroids Video - Can't quite get the hang of interactive fiction? Check out our five
minute video that shows you all the ropes - from loading an interactive fiction story file with an
interpreter to fully interacting with our novels on every level.
Interactive Fiction on the Android - Learn how to load all of
your Malinche interactive fiction books on your Android tablet or Android
in less than ten minutes.
on the iPad, the iPhone and the iPod Touch- An illustrated
step-by-step guide that will have you enjoying interactive fiction
on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch in just about three minutes.
Games for the Blind - Accessible
games lend themselves perfectly to text adventure games. Learn
how interactive fiction ebooks fills an important role in providing
intelligent entertainment for the blind.
Frequently Asked Questions - Revised, updated and growing all the time! All of the most
common questions about Malinche's interactive fiction are answered here.
The Malinche Club - A private club for Malinche customers only, members have access to
exclusive material including complete game walkthroughs, free interactive fiction titles from
Digiware, and lots of interesting material posted by Howard and other devoted Malinche folks.
Make sure you browse the message areas for game secrets and insider tips posted by Howard himself.
Customers: When applying for membership be sure to tell us which title(s) you purchased, the
email address you used for the purchase and approximately when you made your last purchase
so we can approve your membership application quickly.
Enjoy Interactive Fiction Online - Enroll in the Malinche Training Academy and learn how to fully
enjoy Interactive Fiction right now. When you've completed your training, you can take a test drive
of some our interactive fiction books right on our website.
Zork 1 Completed in Under Eight Minutes - It's true! As the saying goes, "Let's go to the videotape."
Zork: The Music Video - MC Frontalot pays homage to Zork with an upbeat, witty song. Jason Scott
worked the camera magic. Requires Apple Quicktime to play.
The History of Zork - This article, published by Malinche in June, 2007 celebrates the birth of
Zork back in June 1977.
Timeless Interactive Fiction and Text Adventure Game Articles - Malinche has unearthed buried
treasure from the 1980s and 1990s. As timely today as when they were first published, this library
is must-reading for anyone even slightly curious about interactive fiction, text adventure games and
the next step in the evolution of fiction books.
Parent Gaming Tips - As a responsible game developer, Howard feels very strongly that computer games should be only one part of a truly balanced life. With that in mind, Howard has put together a list of tips that parents should consider.
Did Graphics Kill The Adventure Game? - An editorial Howard wrote for JustAdventure.Com in 2005 trumpeting the cause of interactive fiction and adventure games on the whole.
Text Adventure Games: From the Front Lines to Behind the Scenes - This article was featured on the front page of Adventure Classic Gaming in August 2006 and gives you an inside track to understanding Howard's interactive fiction design philosophy
Fiction Books+Texting = Interactive Fiction Discover the impact of modern technology on bridging the old world of text adventure games and interactive fiction with the modern world of smartphones and tablets and texting.