I’ve been reading a lot of old posts on this forum about what genres are over/under represented in interactive fiction. I’ve also read several people who mention that IF is closest to a short story in terms of length.
So I found this interesting article called “The 200 genres of the short story”. It has a pretty broad list of possible genres of a short story.
I thought some of you might be interested in finding new ideas to explore for an IF game. I personally thought “resource exchange” sounded like an interesting concept for a game (e.g. you meet an old hermit in a mountain setting like Eve’s Snowquest and must obtain items he needs before he’ll give you food and shelter).
It might even be fun to run a small comp (GenreComp) based on the list sometime in the next year when all of the other comps have died down.