For a taste, here are some code examples from the documentation:
Inside from the Meadow is the woodcutter's hut. On the table is a folded newspaper. A face is a kind of thing. A face is part of every person.
For an introduction to Inform, I’d recommend reading Inform 7 Concepts and Strategies by Allison Parrish (2020).
Inform is closed source for now, but moving towards open source. For more background, read the texts of these fascinating talks:
- Assessing Inform (Graham Nelson, 2018)
- Opening Inform (Graham Nelson, 2019)
- Narrascope 2020 (Graham Nelson, 2020)
- Readable source code for Baldric’s Books, a brief game I made in 2010.