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Inform is a programming language for creating interactive fiction, using natural language syntax. Using natural language and drawing on ideas from linguistics and from literate programming, Inform is widely used as a medium for literary writing, as a prototyping tool in the games industry, and in education, both at school and university level (where Inform is often assigned material for courses on digital narrative). It has several times ranked in the top 100 most influential programming languages according to the TIOBE index. Created in April 2006, it was open-sourced in April 2022.

News items appear below, and a copy of the Inform language documentation is also on this website. Other useful resources on Inform include:

Note: The Inform 7 website is migrating to be served by Github Pages rather than Dreamhost, as at present. The pages here are under construction for now and may exhibit all kinds of glitches.


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