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Computer-aided fiction with a visual, geographical twist. As you write your story, you literally map it out on the map of your choice, choosing a landmark and symbol to associate with each event. A friend of mine made this Flash creation for her masters thesis, and it's very impressive!

Death's Gate
It's a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure fan-fic e-book! Based on the series by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, these stories and their choices are packaged in a windows application that you download and quickly install on your computer. When you make choices, text is added to a scrollable window so that you can always re-read the story so far.

Quest Maker
If you liked the Death's Gate adventures, and you want to see other fictions given this treatment, give this application a whirl. The author of the Death's Gate games packaged up their very medium into something other people could use for their own devices. Still in beta, but worth checking out.

IFComp, the competition for short text adventures.
"For the last ten years, the readers of the Usenet newsgroup have held a yearly interactive fiction competition. For fans of the old Infocom games as well as for newcomers to the genre, the competition is a chance to enjoy some of the best short adventure games available anywhere." More to do with Zork or H2G2 (or the above-mentioned Death's Gate) than with interactive CYOAs like mine, but the genre overlap is nontrivial.

The Interactive Story Web Ring
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