A sexy, tall chick in tight leather pants suddenly walks up to you. She is unlike any of the mere mortals in the line with you. Her skin glows actinically. Her hair is thick, flowing over her shoulders and down her back like glorious strands of ebony-colored fettuccine. "Greetings, my brave wizard," she says to you, nodding in appreciation of your wardrobe choices. "I honor your courage in having made the journey here. You have travelled from afar, braving jetlag to join us for the time of reckoning. The rest of the gaming community will come to appreciate the glory of interactive fiction... and you shall be a part of that."

Vortex 2305 was a speed IF written in the suite of a Hilton Hotel in Boston, MA during the 2010 PAX East convention. Room 2305, if you must know. And as with the other speed-IFs I've written, it is silly and short. I was asked to include: spellcasting, travel (trains, plains, taxis, elevators), gravity changes, lobster, the GET LAMP movie, mangoes, fetuccini, actinic, a queue maze, the Irish Potato Famine, and the Revolutionary War.

You can download it here, or play it online without even downloading the file here.

If you're new to interactive fiction, I would recommend a visit to A Beginner's Guide to Playing Interactive Fiction.