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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.

Game List Guide
Game List Guide

This is a guide to the information found on the main game list. The list was mostly created and is kept up by Gary Plume, with a little bit of help from me.  So if you find it useful be sure to throw a “thank you” Gary’s way because lord knows I’m not paying him anything to do this.  Although it is already a very nice tool you will have noticed a lot of blank spots on the list, especially in the Sex and Genre fields.  Gary and I will probably continue to work on these areas very slowly, but the truth of the matter is that I can’t imagine that they will ever be fully filled in without the help of the community as a whole.  It’s pretty simple to help really.  If you’re an author then it should be pretty simple to write up a list of your own games and send it in with the correct information.  If you’re not an author then I bet you ARE a player so when you play a game that has missing information on the list just write up a little note filling in the gaps and send it in to AIFSubmissions AT gmail DOT com.  This list will only be as good as we all make it.

Now on to a description of all the information found on the list

Title – Author – Release Date

It should be pretty obvious what the Title, Author, and Release Date fields represent.  Enough said.

 PC

This lists the gender of the PC in the game, usually either male or female.  There are a few games that have a listing of “Switch M/F” meaning that either you play as two different characters during the course of the game or that the same person actually transforms into the opposite gender at some point.

Sex

This field gives a list of the types of sexual content in the game.

m/f, f/f, etc – Lists the types of sexual encounters included in the game.  m/f means 1 man and 1 woman.  f/f means 2 women.  m/f/f means 1 man and 2 women, and so on.

Every game listed should have one or more of the above participant listings as well as one or more of the following.  If you are sending in information on a game and don’t see the appropriate category feel free to add a new one.  Most of the following list should be pretty self-explanatory.  One note on the underage category.  For this category underage means less than 18 years of age, which is the normal age of consent in the United States.  In the vast majority of these games the person or persons in question are 16 or 17 years old, which may not be underage in your country.  I thought about specifying two categories for under 18 and under 16, but in the end it seemed like more trouble than it’s worth.

  • Alien
  • BDSM
  • Bestiality
  • Incest
  • Masturbation
  • Mind Control
  • Rape
  • Spanking
  • Torture
  • Toys
  • Underage
  • Voyeur
  • Watersports

Genre

There is potentially a lot of information listed under this heading.  To try to make it easier to understand I have broken up the content into three categories here, Main Genre, Sub Genre, and Game Type.  I considered having this broken down on the actual list, but since some games won’t necessarily have listings for all three categories we’ll just keep it all lumped together.

Main Genre

Each game should list one of the following genres.  These are very broad categories to tell you just a bit about the general setting if not the actual content of the game.

  • Fantasy – Usually set in the past and having something to do with magic and/or supernatural beings.
  • Sci-Fi – Set in the future.
  • Period – Past or historical setting without the magical aspect of the fantasy category.
  • Modern – Modern day setting.

Sub Genre

In addition to one of the above, each game can list one or more of the following where appropriate.  These categories seek to give a bit more detailed information about the content of the game.  The following list is simply every category that has been given to any game.  If you are sending in information for a game and don’t find the appropriate category feel free to add your own.

  • Adventure
  • Amnesia
  • Combat
  • CYOA
  • Dating Sim
  • Detective
  • Fanfic
  • Horror
  • Mystery
  • Parody
  • Spy
  • Superhero
  • Transformation
  • Western

Game Type

There are several game types that we have used for quite a while now to label the various games.  The most common are T&AIF, Puzzlefest, and ANW (or ONS).  We are still using these categories but have tweaked their meaning a bit.  T&AIF and PF have typically been mutually exclusive, but in looking through the games there are quite a few that I feel have both a lot of sex and a lot of puzzles so it is now possible for the same game to have both listed.  Note that while I think this is a better way to handle it I’m still not 100% happy with the categories as they stand so if you have an idea for a new category please feel free to share.

  • T&AIF – Denotes a game that has an above average amount of sex for the size of the game.
  • PF (Puzzle Fest) – A game that has a lot of puzzles that must be solved to progress through the game.
  • ANW (A Night With – Also known as ONS – One Night Stand) – This type of game is usually much smaller.  Most mini-comp games fall into this category.  It will usually only have a single sexually active NPC and few or no other characters.

In addition of all this information, if you click on the plus sign to the left of the game title additional information is available for most of the games.  This is where you will find information on the size of the game and what platform it was written in.  You will also find links to reviews and walkthroughs (where available) as well as information on comps and awards.

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