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About the Inform Beginner's Guide

Roger Firth and Sonja Kesserich
Third Edition: August 2004
284pp paperback / US $10.22
Edited by Dennis G. Jerz
Published by Dan Sanderson.


The Beginner's Guide is a short book which aims to provide a basic grounding in Inform. A follow-as-you-go tutorial, the IBG creates three small games of increasing depth: Heidi, William Tell and Captain Fate. No previous experience of computer programming or interactive fiction design is assumed. The book concludes with helpful summaries and reference tables.

The PDF file can be downloaded here, and the paperback book is available for purchase from

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