I can't stand Inform 7. I tried it when it first came out. Seemed like a huge breakthrough but sheer level of pointless verbosity really made it inviable for me. For example, the last thing I tried doing was adding an extension. When you include it you have to type out the full name and even "by ". One of the many wastes of time!
This was a long time ago when it first came out, I can not speak for it now. Is it any better?
Sounds like SXSW saw the topic getting too hot and said 'forget this man!' They wanted to remain neutral and not get mixed up in something so partisan now. A no-win situation there as the fringes of both sides would be cranky.
From what I've seen there was 1 panel for each side.
#SavePoint by the open gaming society
Level Up panel organized by Randi Harper
Both sides were harassed. Both canceled.
OGS statement here:
from the gamers-don't-like-words-that-big dept.
destinyland writes "How much would you use technology to change yourself if humanity faced extinction? In this interview, the two creators behind Eclipse Phaseexplain their bizarre role-playing game, which 'expands the transhuman conversation.' All the characters can be identical clones, and when you switch bodies, it affects your core characteristics while damaging your sanity. But its spookiest concept is close to reality today: the idea of universal surveillance in which 'everything is networked and equipped with sensors and all meshed together.'"
I like summaries to summarize things. That way I know if i may actually be interested in the article's subject.
This is written like a bad Saturday Night Live skit in which the punchline is that the subject is never mentioned.