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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.

Past News
Past News
2 - December - 07 : A. Ninny
The December 2007 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats. The entries to the "Strip" Beat the Staff competition are included. A poll will be set up shortly for voting.
2 - November - 07 : A. Ninny
The November 2007 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats. The entries to the "Carlotta Champagne" Beat the Staff competition are included. A poll will be set up shortly for voting.
1 - October - 07 : A. Ninny
The October 2007 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats. The entries to the ">watch" Beat the Staff competition are included. A poll will be set up shortly for voting.
5 - September - 07 : A. Ninny
The September 2007 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats. Congratulations to Paul Swift, whose ">X unknown girl" cut-scene beat the staff in our voting.
7 - August - 07 : A. Ninny
Voting for the 2nd "Beat the Staff" competition is open. Visit http://newsletter.aifcommunity.org/bts to vote.
7 - August - 07 : A. Ninny
The August 2007 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats. This edition includes entries into the second "Beat the Staff" AIF Cut-scene competition.
3 - July - 07 : A. Ninny
The July 2007 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats. This edition includes entries into the first "Beat the Staff" AIF Cut-scene competition.
1 - June - 07 : A. Ninny
The June 2007 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats. This edition includes the results and reviews of the 2007 AIF Mini-comp.
14 - May - 07 : A. Ninny
Announcing the release of the 2007 AIF Mini-comp! The package can be downloaded from this site or from AIFGames.com or from the Yahoo! AIF Archive. The ballot is included in the download. Everyone is encouraged to vote. Ballots are due on May 28, 2007.
30 - April - 07 : A. Ninny
The May 2007 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats. This edition includes the three entries to our erotic fiction writing competition. Please vote for your favorite at the Yahoo! AIF Archive.
31 - March - 07 : A. Ninny
The April 2007 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats.
28 - February - 07 : A. Ninny
The March 2007 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats.
28 - February - 07 : Announcing the 2007 AIF Mini-comp
Everyone is invited to submit a game into the 2007 AIF Mini-comp. Details can be found on this page. Information on the 2006 mini-comp has been moved to the 2006 Mini-comp page.
3 - February - 07 : New Game Released
Crossworlds Part 4: Scream For Me by BBBen has been released. This ADRIFT game concludes his Crossworlds series. The game can be downloaded from the files section of AIFGames.com.
1 - February - 07 : A. Ninny
The February 2007 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats. The Erin Awards winners are listed in this edition.
3 - January - 07 : A. Ninny
The January 2007 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats. The Erin Awards nominees are listed in this edition. The Erins ballot can be downloaded from The Erins Web Site. Everyone is encoursaged to vote.
02 - January - 07 : New Game Released
Bareback Mountain, a new Inform game by Divine Marquis has been released. Note: this game features male homosexual sex scenes.
30 - November - 06 : A. Ninny
The December 2006 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats.
31 - October - 06 : A. Ninny
The November 2006 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats.
30-October-2006 : New Game Released
Ron Weasley and the Quest for Hermione, a new ADRIFT 3.9 game by captainc22 has been released. This is a fan fiction based on Harry Potter. It can be downloaded from the Yahoo! AIFArchive2.
25-October-2006 : Two New Games Released
Two new games have been released today:
1. Gifts of Phallius 2: Key to Eternity by GoblinBoy. This is a TADS game that is a sequel to his earlier game Gifts of Phallius: The Baron's Plot.
2. Bob's Garage by A. Bomire. This is a short Inform game that A. Bomire wrote using the new Inform 7 development system. In addition to the game, A. Bomire released the source code and a blog of his impressions on writing with I7. Both the code and the blog are available from http://geocities.com/abomire.
Both games can be downloaded from http://www.aifgames.com.
21-October-2006 : New Game Released
Good Neighbor, a new TADS 3 game by Reluctant Sire has been released. This is a short mini-comp-style game. It can be downloaded from The AIF Community Archive.
17-October-2006 : New Game Released
Maliase, a new TADS game by A. Ninny has been released. It can be downloaded from this site or the other usual spots. Malaise is an authorized sequel to Scarlet Herring's Moist.
3 - October - 06 : A. Ninny
The October 2006 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats.
1 - September - 06 : A. Ninny
The September 2006 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats.
17 - August - 06 : A. Ninny
Edition #21 of our comic strip "O Erin!" is available for viewing on this site, under the 'Media' menu.
22 - August - 06 : New Game Release
Rodney and the Princess by Kaos has been released and can now be downloaded from the Yahoo! aifarchive2 site and from AIFGames.com. This is an ADRIFT 4.0 game.
14 - August - 06 : New Game Release
The Camping Trip by GoblinBoy has been released and can now be downloaded from the Yahoo! aifarchive2 site and from AIFGames.com. This is a TADS 2 game.
1 - August - 06 : A. Ninny
The August 2006 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats.
17 - July - 06 : A. Ninny
Edition #19 of our comic strip "O Erin!" is available for viewing on this site, under the 'Media' menu.
30 - June - 06 : A. Ninny
The July 2006 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats. The newsletter contains a new feature, Green Summer, a 'Live AIF' game. "Seven Seas of Theah" is on hiatus. Also, unfortunately, "O Erin!" wasn't received before the deadline, but we'll provide an update when it arrives.
31 - May - 06 : A. Ninny
The June 2006 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats.
15 - May - 06 : A. Ninny
Edition #17 of our comic strip "Erin!" is available for viewing on this site, under the 'Media' menu.
9 - May - 06 : New Game Release
Gifts of Phallius 1: The Baron's Plot by GoblinBoy has been released and can now be downloaded from the Yahoo! aifarchive2 site. This is a TADS 2 game.
1 - May - 06 : A. Ninny
The May 2006 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats. The Mini-comp results can be seen in the newsletter and on the mini-comp page on this site.
27 - April - 06 : New Game Release
Paradise Hotel by Blue Meany has been released and can now be downloaded from the Yahoo! aifarchive2 and other sites.
17 - April - 06 : A. Ninny
Edition #15 of our comic strip "Erin!" is available for viewing on this site, under the 'Media' menu.
7 - April - 06 : 2006 AIF Mini-comp
The entries for the 2006 AIF Mini-comp have been received, compiled may now be downloaded here. Please see the mini-comp page for more information on voting. Everyone is encouraged to vote.
7 - April - 06 : A. Ninny
The April 2006 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats. The new "Erin!" comic strip is included in the newsletter and can also be viewed on this site.
28 - January - 06 : A. Ninny
The March 2006 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats. The new "Erin!" comic strip is included in the newsletter and can also be viewed on this site.
15 - February - 06 : A. Ninny
Edition #12 of our comic strip "Erin!" is available for viewing on this site, under the 'Media' menu.
7 - February - 06 : Call for entries!
Please participate in the 2006 AIF Mini-Comp. See the mini-comp page on this site for rules. The submission deadline is Tuesday, April 4, 2006.
31 - January - 06 : A. Ninny
The February 2006 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats. Winners of the 2005 Erin Awards are included. The new "Erin!" comic strip is included in the newsletter and can also be viewed on this site.
26 - January - 06 : New Game Release
Falcon: Mean Streets by Girion has been released. Girion is a new AIF author, and we welcome him to the community. This game is 'AIF-lite', basically meaning that it's softcore. It has sex, but it isn't very extensive or interactive. You can download the game from Girion's web site.
17 - January - 06 : A. Ninny
Edition #10 of our comic strip "Erin!" is available for viewing on this site, under the 'Media' menu.
04 - January - 06 : New Game Release
Drone Academy: Building Tomorrow's Soldiers by Dew has been released. This ADRIFT 4.0 game takes place in a futuristic boot camp. It can be downloaded from Matrix Mole's web site.
3 - January - 06 : A. Ninny
The January 2006 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats. The new "Erin!" comic strip is included in the newsletter and can also be viewed on this site. Nominations for the 2005 Erin Awards are included. The ballot for the Erins can now be downloaded from the Erins web site.
22 - December - 05 : New Game Release
The Village of Love and Lust by Deckmaster has been released. This ADRIFT 4 game is currently only available for download at the Yahoo! AIF Archive 2.
15 - December - 05 : A. Ninny
Edition #8 of our comic strip "Erin!" is available for viewing on this site, under the 'Media' menu.
01 - December - 05 : New Game Release
Consequences by David Whyld has been released. This is the fourth game in his series of choose-your-own-adventure AIF games. For information on the game and to download it visit David's Shadowvault web site.
30 - November - 05 : A. Ninny
The December 2005 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats. The new "Erin!" comic strip is included in the newsletter and can also be viewed on this site. Please check out our new serial erotic fiction by Christopher Cole and vote in the poll to determine where he takes the story next.
15 - November - 05 : A. Ninny
Edition #6 of our comic strip "Erin!" is available for viewing on this site, under the 'Media' menu.
31 - October - 05 : A. Ninny
The November 2005 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats. The new "Erin!" comic strip is included in the newsletter and can also be viewed on this site.
29 - October - 05 : New Game Release
Archie's Birthday - Chapter One: Reggie's Gift by Purple Dragon has been released. The game takes place in the world of “Archie” comic books and includes many of the characters from that popular series. This game is currently available for download from the aifarchive2 site at Yahoo groups.
30 - September - 05 : A. Ninny
The October 2005 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats. The new "Erin!" comic strip is included in the newsletter and can also be viewed on this site.
27 - September - 05 : New Game Release
A new game has been released: Fever Cabin by GoddoG. It is currently available for download by following this link.
19 - September - 05 : A. Ninny
Edition #2 of our comic strip "Erin!" is available for viewing on this site, under the 'Media' menu.
16 - September - 05 : Darc Nite
Well we're back after a little down time and I hope we have everything running again. If anything is missing or we have brocken links please mail me (my adress is under contacts).
31 - August - 05 : A. Ninny
"Adventures in Fantasy" is our new comic strip by -3-. The first strip is presented in the September edition of the Newsletter. This web site will provide a separate web page where you can view the strips as they are published. There may be mid-month comics, and if so, there will be announcements made at the three main message boards.
31 - August - 05 : A. Ninny
The September 2005 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats.
10 - August - 05 : New Game Release
A new game has been released: Options by David Whyld. It is the third game in his series of gamebook-style games that also includes Choices and Decisions. It is currently available for download from David's Shadowvault web site.
01 - August - 05 : New Game Release
A new game has been released: X-Men: First Day at the Institute by Captain Cranky Pants. The game contains about 30 images. It is available for download from the AIF Community Portal.
29 - July - 05 : A. Ninny
You will notice a few design changes around the site. The biggest of which is that the Newsletter now has a new name: Inside Erin.
29 - July - 05 : A. Ninny
The August 2005 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats.
6 - July - 05 : New Games Released
This is an announcement for the release of two new games. One is by Sly Dog, and is entitled Train. It is posted on his web site here. Scroll to the bottom to find it.
The other new game is by new author fellatrix_uk and is an Inform game entitled Casting. It is currently available for download only at the Yahoo! AIFArchive, but will shortly be available elsewhere.
30 - June - 05 : A. Ninny
The July 2005 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats.
20 - June - 05 : A. Ninny
The AIF Newsletter site is currently hosting A. Bomire and Chris Cole's competition entry games and ballot file. Download it here.
07 - June - 05 : Darc Nite
I'd like to announce that The AIF Community Portal
Is now active and would love more members, The portal is a place to share ideas,
find games and reviews and much more.
So please check it out,
But just don't forget about US
06 - June - 05 : A. Ninny
This site now includes a roster of people willing to beta-test games. Anyone wishing to be included on this list should e-mail aifsubmissions@gmail.com
31 - May - 05 : A. Ninny
The June 2005 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats.
26 - May - 05 : New Game Release
Weekend, a new game by Pierre has been released and is currently available for download on the AIFarchive2 Yahoo group or through this link: Weekend
10 - May - 05 : New Game Release
A new edition of LoveLetterToLove's Escape Pod has been released. The new version includes an additional female NPC and a lot more interactive fun, though the story and setting are pretty much the same as in the mini-comp edition..
29 - April - 05 : A. Ninny
The May 2005 edition of the Newsletter is now available in PDF and plain text formats.
25 - April - 05 : Darc Nite
For all those who haven't noticed (Or haven't been here before)
The AIFNewsletter website has changed again.
I've added menus and buttons created by ButtonGenerator.com
Hopefully these add to the feel of the page.
Also the submissions guide has had an update in look as well.
There are still other change ideas in the works to come and any ideas are welcome.
Thanks, Darc Nite.
22 - April - 05 : New Game Release
After a six year break Newkid has released his new game, entitled Ideal Pacific Coast University. This is a massive sex and puzzle romp pitting you against feminists, university administration and the powerful Pi Pi Pi sorority in an attempt to win back your fraternity house.
If you are up to the challenge you can download it from http://aifcommunity.org/games/tads/tads3/.
07 - April - 05 : A. Ninny
The AIF Newsletter will accept, print and post on its web site classified ads from community members. These can include the basics like requests for art, beta testers, co-authors, etc., or can be offers of things for sale or requests to purchase items. Really, anything remotely relevant to AIF is fair game. There is, of course, no fee for this service.
06 - April - 05 : A. Ninny
The e-mail address for submissions and other communications for the Newsletter has changed to aifsubmissions@gmail.com
06 - April - 05 : Darc Nite
We (The AIF Newsletter) have a new editor.
I'd like to thank Markaedw on behalf of the staff and all readers
for the effort he has put into the Newsletter.
I'd Also like to welcome A Ninny into the role of editor.

Darc Nite
02 - April - 05 : Markaedw
Christopher Cole and A Bomire have started a new game compitition,
you can find the information for this competiton at CCAB
02 - April - 05 : Markaedw
The Erins Special Edition is now available. At this time it is exclusive to this website.
02 - April - 05 : Darc Nite
Just a notice you can now find two reviews here under the games and reviews section
Reviews by BBBen and Markaedw for Mount Voluptuous and Academy of Spies were included in the newsletter.
They now also appear as seperate "*.doc" files in our Games and Reviews section.
You can also find links to the actual game's zip files(From AIFCommunity.org).
01 - April - 05 : Darc Nite
Well to all those who missed our Warning Page...
<SNIFFLE>
...It's now back
<HUZZAH>
To all those who REALLY want to miss that page, just bookmark this one.
I'm not stopping you from doing it.
You're already here, Aren't you?
01 - April - 05 : Markaedw
David Wyld has released a new game called "Choices", the main character is a 16 yr old girl trying to get one of her teachers. It is called "Choices" because rather than look for items and issue commands, you pick from a numerical menu. It can be downloaded at http://www.shadowvault.net/choices.htm
31 - March - 05 : Markaedw
A bit of an apology is in order, we mistakingly gave Chris Cole credit of ifwiki, it was sent to us by Chris Odhner, the newsletter has been updated to reflect that, sorry Mr. Odhner.
I just noticed with all the adding back and forth I removed the warning page Darc Nite, has been alerted.
31 - March - 05 : Markaedw
Today I added the 31-Mar-05 newsletters both PDF and txt versions are available. The "Erins Special Edition" should be out soon, I'm waiting for some winners to get back to me with any acceptance speeches.
This one has been bothering me for awhile; with the way I release the issues the last two days of the month end up not existing, and it may come up again, so starting with the 30-Apr-05 edition I will send them out on the third.
29 - March - 05 : Darc Nite
Well we've changed again
We hope to make general announcements here from now on.
And we'll also post reviews along with their game links.
Keep an eye out here for any current news.

Darc Nite
22 - March - 05 : Darc Nite
Hello again, just to make note of a few updates to the site.
You may have noticed that the banner flying at the top of the page
looks different, this is the banner made by Joe Slash for the site
What we have been giving to others wishing to link to us.

Also in the issues page a slight change has been made.
Now you can find out the contents of the issues stored.

For both the ideas for these changes i'd like to thank BBBen.
Thanks, Darc Nite.
13 - March - 2005 : Darc Nite
Because of a remark made by Rap in the Xtrek Forums,
I have moved the warning about content to a leading page.

Thanks For The Idea Rap,
Darc Nite
03 - March - 2005 : Markaedw
I made some corrections to The 28-Feb-05 Issue:
I also added hyperlinks, now you can navigate to the part 2 by clicking the "Continued on" text
I made simmilar changes to the 31-Jan-05 Issue and added bookmarks.
03 - March - 2005 : Darc_Nite
Just a simple hello to all readers.
I'm the Web master for this site so for any questions about this site, such as errors, broken links, or even ideas for the page contact me.

Darc Nite

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