The AlanIDE has been rebuilt and some minor issues fixed. It also sports a crude "Correct Indentation" function in the editor menue.

It is now at v0.0.8. You can download the new version from the AlanIDE area of the Alan Home Pages, http://www.alanif.se.

The results of the 2008 Annual Interactive Fiction Competition has been around for a while. The biggest surprise (NOT!) was that "The Absolute Worst IF Game in History" finished last!

On a more positive note, Anssi Räisänen managed to finish (no pun!) 18th of 35 games. No bad feat for a tricky Anssi-style Alan game, in a strong field full of aspiring Inform litteratureists!

Try them all at The IF Archives area for IFComp 2008.

Thanks to an initiative and effort of Anssi Räisänen, Alan v3 is now showcased on Roger Firths site "Cloak of Darkness". The site showcases a number of popular IF languages using a common simple game, "Cloak of Darkness". It previously showed Alan v2, but has now been updated to show Alan v3 instead.

{mosimage}Alan IF Home Pages have been maintained almost by hand up to now. I have used a number of free Content Management Systems for LAMP environments over the years. So now the time has come to upgrade Alan IF to MiaCMS, the latest fork of the old Mambo branch. I hope it will be easy to work with and that you will enjoy the layout. If you have any comments or complains don't hesitate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The content has mostly just been lifted from the old site, so beware of some broken links, and (still) outdated information for a while to come.

Anssi Räisänen enters the 2008 Annual Interactive Fiction Competition with the Alan3 game "The Ngah Angah School of Forbidden Wisdom".

What They Say

"All those weirdly arranged parentheses, and semi-colons and strange curlicues hanging out in the middle of blank lines. Impossible. But when I looked at Alan I saw the light or, at least, English."

Eric Mayer