This is my first post and must say I'm ecstatic to find somewhere with a wealth of information on this genre I have fallen in love with. Please bear with me as I am not an expert on this genre.
The main reason I'm writing this is to chat a little bit about interactive Noir stories. We've all seen the classic films, read novels and short stories... but one form of Noir media that has a lot of untapped potential is interactive Noir.
Think about it: instead of watching Spade pursue the Maltese Falcon you get to find clues leading to the Maltese Falcon yourself AS Sam Spade. This is what drew me into Noir, an interactive Film/Game by the name of Tex Murphy - Pandora Directive. I played this game as a child and fell in love the style, the grit, the flawed protagonist. As I completed the games I craved more and stumbled upon an entire genre of films and stories that has really impacted my life.
Has anyone else had experience with interactive Noir stories? Please share as I have devoured my fill of films/novels and am seeking to once again return to a Noir world where I control the flawed character at the helm.