I’ve tried to do a few things to revive my interest in commercial IF in the last three months…the result is that I just don’t have the same passion that I once had…I have other priorities, other interests, and commercial IF, alone in Chicago, is just too hard and just no fun. If I had collaborators of a higher caliber and equal passion, I might have found a reason to continue. All the best IF people still highly engaged are “elsewhere”.
I plan to retain the rights to the Textfyre name and maintain the existing contracts until they’re settled (one way or another).
The corporation is being legally renamed for other purposes.
The Shadow in the Cathedral will remain in game stores, but I’ll probably reduce the price or make it free. Same for Secret Letter.
Empath’s Gift, now being tested for release, will be published for free.
Eventually I’ll get around to releasing all of the documents and assets from Textfyre to the IF-Archive.
Of course this doesn’t mean I’m personally detaching from IF. Hardly. I’m currently actively working on my own story called Reflections and a new web UI to go with it when I release it later this year. That UI will be built with the new Quixe-Channels, for which I am also building resources and tools.
IF is once again, just a hobby for me.