The latest version of QTads, Nikos Chantziaras's TADS GUI interpreter for Unix, has been updated to the latest versions of TADS (2.5.10 and 126.96.36.199). It also has increased the number of allowable undo steps from 6 to 100, and parses the metadata built into recent games.
While he was at it, Nikos Chantziaris also updated FrobTADS, his TADS console interpreter for Unix-like systems. This is a bugfix release, updating it to TADS 188.8.131.52 and fixing some compilation problems.
Jesse McGrew has released Guncho, an online system for writing multiplayer IF using Inform 7.
If you want to see it in action, create an account and then telnet to guncho.game-host.org port 4108.
SpringThing 2008, the annual competition for long-form games, is underway. This year, three games were entered in the competition:
You have until 11:59 PM EDT, Monday, April 28, 2008 to play the games and vote on them.
Alessandro Schillaci has released Wide, a Windows-based integrated development environment for Inform 6. It provides the usual suite of IDE tools, including a browsable object tree, autocomplete, and code folding.
If you have a Wii and are looking for good adventuring fun, Telltale Games has what you need. They've confirmed the two-year-old rumors that their new set of episodic Sam & Max adventures are coming to the Wii. Look for the first season to arrive on the Wii some time this fall.