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Mission Statement

Inside Erin is written and published by people who enjoy AIF. It is done for fun, but we also have some goals that we seek to achieve through the newsletter:

1. To encourage the production of more quality AIF games by providing advice from game developers, and by offering constructive criticism that is specifically relevant to AIF.

2. To encourage activity and growth in the AIF community. We aim to generate a constant level of activity so that there aren’t long periods in which people can lose interest in AIF.

3. To help document and organize the AIF community. This is done through reporting on games and events, as well as by helping to organize community-wide activities such as competitions and the Erin Awards.

Beta - Tester Roster
Everyone whose name appears on this roster agrees to the following:

1. I understand that by receiving a beta game from an author that I am not bound to actually test it, but if I decide not to test I will immediately write to the author to inform him or her of my decision and will delete all copies of the beta version of the game from my computer. In addition, if, during a test, I find I am unable to continue testing (for any reason), I may stop but will notify the author so he or she can find someone else.

2. I agree that by receiving a beta version of a game from an author, that person is taking me into their confidence. As such:

    a. I will not distribute beta versions of games to any other person
    b. I will not discuss the beta with anyone except the author or other testers.

3. Once I begin testing, I will do my best to provide the author as thorough as I can a report of any bugs or other issues I find in the game. I will also do my best to follow the author's instructions as to timeframe, report format, report content, transcripting, etc.

4. At the conclusion of the test, I may keep my reports to refer to when testing other games, but I will delete all beta versions of the game from my computer.

5. Authors should be respectful of me and will not expect me to find every single bug that exists in their game. Authors should also be reasonable in their expectations as far as how much time and effort I will be able to give to beta-testing.

6. Authors should contact me before sending me a beta of a game. Just because my name is listed on this page, it doesn't automatically mean I'm available to test.

Note that anyone who violates the rules (especially rules 1 and 2) may be removed from the list.

Note to authors: Please tell us what you thought about the beta tester you found on this page.  I have an idea for eventually having a rating system listed here to recognize those testers who go the extra mile and really do a good job.  Your comments will be confidential and will NOT be passed along to the tester without your permission so please be honest.
A. Bomire

Will test TADS games in particular, but also willing to test ADRIFT or other games.

abomire - at -

A. Ninny

Able to test large or complex games

ninnyaif - at -

Purple Dragon

I have written games in ADRIFT and INFORM 7 but am willing to test any other format as well.

purpledragon.aif - at -


I am happy to beta-test any games.

dc10111 - at -


Prefer TADS, will accept ADRIFT or RAGS.
Prefer M/F, or F/F.  In relation to any version of straight, dream, MILF, incest, lolita, etcetera.
Do not want Male/male, HC violence or torture (not my bag, baby).
I will do my best to ID spelling, grammar, bugs, and/or plot weirdness. English is my first language.

sevenwraith - at -

I'll test any genre on any system. I have experience with Quest, TADS, ADRIFT, and RAGS games. I don't have much programming experience, but I know a bug when I see it. My main strengths lie in grammar and spelling corrections.

a123eng - at -

I have programmed a few AIF, never submitted. Can program in ADRIFT and willing to test TADS. I’m happy to help in any way.

caesar464 - at -

Adrift or TADS
Prefer Male / Female, or Female / Female in any configuration: MILF, Lolita, etcetera.
No Male / Male. No Snuff or Violent Sex / Torture.

lithiium - at -

I can help test for grammatical or spelling issues (hopefully author has at least run through spell check too). I can test for general playability. I can test in any system.

bacamor - at -

I am fairly experienced in ADRIFT 4.0, though am willing to beta-test for any system.

Softiron - at -
Knight Errant

I'm willing to test any games.

Sigmundvondanzig - at -

I am available to beta test any game, I would prefer to not play male/male but anything else is acceptable. I have limited programming experience but recognize bugs and can find plot and grammar/spelling errors.

prince_viper - at -

I'm available for beta testing ADRIFT and TADS games.

lyingbastard_99 - at -

I will test any game. No subject is taboo. I may not like the subject, but will not criticize the author or the game due to subject matter.
I have the latest version of ADRIFT, TADS, Inform7, Quest, Hugo, ALAN and RAGS.
I am no programmer, just someone who has been playing IF and AIF for about 20 years (showing my age now).

wearne_kevin - at -
Jason Hedge

I'm available to beta test ADRIFT games. All subject matter is fine with the exception of male/male and underage sex.

Jhedgeaif - at -

I’ll test all TADS, all ADRIFT and short to medium Inform.  I am a blind player/tester and Inform is a little harder to deal with than the other systems.  Also note that I will not be any help in critiquing pictures.  If the game has pictures that’s fine, but if they are required in order to solve puzzles or finish the game I will not be able to help.

ScottBC1960 - at -

I cannot play any games which have many graphics as I am blind. TADS, Inform, ADRIFT are all fine. All subjects except m/m, snuff and heavy torture welcome.

Raul - at -

I'm happy to beta test TADS and ADRIFT games.  I Prefer Male/Female but that's really the only requirement apart from no heavy torture.

tomf_rules - at -
Germ Waster

Prefer testing Tads or Inform games.  Experienced tester.

germ_waster - at -
Lowell T

Prefer TADS, will accept ADRIFT or RAGS.  Prefer M/F, or F/F.  In relation to any version of straight, dream, MILF, incest, lolita, etcetera.  Do not want Male/male, HC violence or torture (not my bag, baby).  I will do my best to ID spelling, grammar, bugs, and/or plot weirdness. English is my first language.

lotogin - at -
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