Interactive Fiction (IF) is something I've been interested in for several years. It's part of the Text Adventure genre but is just as often used to simply tell a story versus being a game. The latter is what interests me about the methodology. The idea of telling a story with multiple paths, where the user has an impact on how the events progress, intrigues me.
I was recently asked to be the Roleplay Manager for a large Star Citizen organization. When it came time to write a short bio for my primary character in Star Citizen, I decided to do it as an IF story. Seemed like a perfect opportunity to try interactive fiction. I could write my bio as a small self contained story using one of the free IF tools available.
My character in Star Citizen will be named Bryony Noire. Her bio is an introduction to the circumstances that precipitated her decision to leave Earth. The story link was preceded by her character bio on our RP Forum's Character Profiles section. It explains that Bryony was born on Earth, is 25 years old, 5'7 and 125 lbs, has light brown eyes and red hair. She has no primary residence and is currently living on ArcCorp in the Stanton star system as a freelance Medic.
Here's Byrony's Goodbye. Which flavor of Bryony do you think I am?