Back in the days, the games came with only very basic writing to get the user by until the game play had started but today’s gamer requires so much more from their games that they choose. This is where the interactive fiction genre has come into play. For many, this has been the best there is in excitement and thrills for their time in the games.
The ride that this kind of writing is able to produce makes certain that the player has a much better time in respect to the other games that are operating on the same premise. The players enjoy a large amount of control over the outcome of the game and also how the story will play out. This means that so much is in the hands of the player that will give them the power over the whole game and maybe make the whole experience a bit more exciting.
Interactive fiction is just like the name sounds. It is fiction that has more than one ending and can change throughout the course of the story. This is a highly popular genre these days and is a small throwback to the early days when the paperback companies were making books that had several endings to please the reader dependent upon which way the reader chose to go. This was a popular model for writing back then but the genre faded for a while until the fantasy role playing games came into existence. With the introduction of these games the genre was resurrected so to speak.
The need for fiction that could bend and move with the player became high and the demand started to far outweigh the supply. Writers the world over scrambled to make it to the market before the bottom fell out, but the end has yet to come. Publishers of books and games alike are actively seeking writers who can create stories and full books in the interactive format. The topics are vast and the writer is more than free to create as long as it will fit into the format that is set.
Interactive fiction has grown into a huge market and is making a splash with a lot of the game companies. Many of the video games are now being bulked with this form of writing to give the player more control. This has become highly popular with the younger generation of players who like to know that the game will change each time they sit down to play. The real trick is to keep the player interested and if you can manage that then you have an instant hit on your hands.
These days, the games almost have to have the interactive fiction installed to go anywhere in the market. This is even true of the many sports games that are now being released. The games work follows the life of the player and the character with the story making it more interesting to keep playing even though the player has won the game overall.