I have written a twitter bot that can be used to play Interactive Fiction games.
The bot runs a game using Frotz ( Z Machine Interpreter ) and tweets the output from the game.
Players can reply to the bot or ‘mention’ the bot with an @ symbol to send a command.
Replying with a message like ‘cmd get lamp’ will make the bot send ‘get lamp’ to the game.
The bot checks its mentions once per minute and sends a random command from any commands it received in that minute.
The bot is currently running on a raspberry pi @tweetintfict - https://twitter.com/tweetintfict
The source code for the bot can be found here: https://github.com/goshdarngames/TwitterAdventureBot
Right now it’s running the classic Colossal Cave Adventure but I’d love to run a variety of games in the future.
It would be great if you could stop by and send some commands.