Writer and designer Emily Short is also a longtime leader of the IF community, and much of her work has focused on creating plausible interactions among characters in interactive fiction experiences. [...]
She agrees that her field is uniquely positioned for a blossoming. “With the rise of tablets, we’ve got a form factor that’s really comfortable for reading, and for interacting with things with high-intensity graphics,” she tells Gamasutra.
Instead of designing for the lean-forward, action-oriented living room experience consoles brought to the home television screen, tablets’ popularity means there are all kinds of opportunities to design an experience for somebody sitting back on a sofa, casually reading.