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    • Possibly the oldest interactive fiction (IF) tool stil actively developed commercially. Player is freely available. cswyattMay 2018 Disagree   Agree
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    • Doesn't use coding. You have to add a document, unlike Inform7 where you actually code Guest • Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree
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