I love interactive fiction, and have messed around with Inklewriter (a much simpler thing from the same company) before. Interactive fiction has a low bar of entry and a very diverse set of people making it; basically it’s pretty great.

The thing about the interactive fiction segment of the games world is that they had the “oh noes someone wants to SJW up my GAMEZ” battle slightly before the rest of the gaming world, and the SJWs came out on top. Big (it’s niche, so big is relative) companies like Choice of Games and Failbetter are all very into “political correctness,” aka not being dicks.

So yeah, if anyone wants to noodle around, or wants to make the game no one’s making for you, saw the new tutorial mentioned on Twitter and it looks good:

https://www.inklestudios.com/ink/web-tutorial/