New Text Adventure?

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New Text Adventure?

Post by Yrrah2 » Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:36 pm

Just wondering.

I'm planning to write a text Adventure, but I do not know if there is anyone who is interested to play the game.

So are there people who like to play a totally new adventure?

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Post by Dreamland Fantasy » Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:43 pm

I would. :)

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Post by AJW » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:49 pm

Too right :)

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Post by sorvad » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:59 pm

O gosh, yes please. One of my favourite types of games :D Look very forward to playing that. :D :D :D :D :D

Did I put enough smileys :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Any ideas on themes/ plot yet ?

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Post by Dreamland Fantasy » Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:06 pm

Slightly off topic, but I wrote a text adventure years ago for the Amiga entitled The Seach for the Lost Football. It was actually pretty good (at least I thought so) although some of the locations needed the descriptions padded out a bit for atmosphere.

If I could find the original source code for it it could easily be converted for the BBC.

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Re: New Text Adventure?

Post by frutbunn » Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:46 pm

@ Yrrah2 & Dreamland Fantasy,

Yes please!

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Post by Dreamland Fantasy » Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:05 am

@frutbunn

That was if I could find the original source code. I don't know if I still have it or even the original plans.

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Post by frutbunn » Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:43 am

I'm the same with my old Amiga stuff... :cry:

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Post by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:06 pm

I would certainly take a look at it.

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Post by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:07 pm

In the same vein I wrote an adventure in 1989 called "Farmyard Fun!"

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Post by sorvad » Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:21 pm

I've a feeling Melchet would be interested in this as well. I think he likes the odd adventure.

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Post by Samwise » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:35 pm

There is a big Interactive Fiction community on the internet (IF is the modern term for text adventures). I'm sure there would be plenty of people up for playing it. There are some standard formats for creating adventures - Inform and TADS are the two big ones. I believe Peter Killworth (author of some classic beeb adventures like Philosopher's Quest and the Doom Trilogy) was even working on converting his adventures to inform for that very reason.

If it were me writing, I'd perhaps consider not writing it solely for the beeb, as that would restrict the audience somewhat. Now, if only someone could write an Infom interpreter for the Beeb, we'd have the best of both worlds ... :D

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Post by Yrrah2 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:19 pm

Thanks for all your enthusiasm!

This gives me more fun to create an adventure.

I do not know if I'm going to convert the adventure to these other systems, but I have to find out if I like writing this adventure before converting it.

But First I have to finish the paperwork and the story ;)

Let me know if there are more enthusiasm people around :D

Cheers

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Post by Moist_Mog » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:19 am

I wrote a text adventure called Advent (rather than Adventure cos filenames couldn't be that long) in about 1989. It's all IF, THEN and GOTO and one wrong move usually kills you off, plus it's impossible to solve without looking at the listing as I missed a few clues off the text...

so it's not great but I was only 10 at the time... let me know if anyone would like to have a go just for a laugh :)

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Post by alchresearch » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:41 am

I once wrote a text adventure as a freebie giveaway for my diskzine AlchNews. It was only a simple text affair written with PAW but was very well received.

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Post by Yrrah2 » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:30 pm

Well, the drawing has been made for my Adventure.
2 Nice old houses with a garden etc..
And a murder :shock:

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Post by sorvad » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:21 am

Hopefully the butler didn't do it !

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Post by Yrrah2 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:07 am

Ahh, you allready solved the adventure :cry: :wink:
:P :P :P

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Post by b_b_c_m_i_c_r_o_2 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:02 pm

Could you post another teaser like a few locations and one of the puzzles to give some more flavour.

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Post by Yrrah2 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:25 pm

All in good time... All in good time.... ;) ;)

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Post by timmy » Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:37 pm

I too would like a look! How's it coming on?

Now on to a shameless plug... :-)

Me & an old school pal's collection of adventures (4 text*, and 1 graphic) is available here:
http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archi ... ection.zip

And a map of sorts of the graphic one is here: **SPOILER**
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/466/gottamap9ov.jpg

and a review of them all is here:
http://www.acornelectron.co.uk/eug/revs ... -viki.html

I didn't realise that anyone still really cared for such things... so would love to hear back if anyone has a fiddle with them!

Cheers.
tim.

* - one is so ill thought out & full of bugs, i'm not sure if should bother with it...

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Post by Samwise » Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:25 pm

Just to add, this is the place to go for an application which can be used to build Inform interaction fiction text adventures:

http://www.inform-fiction.org/

Looks like they have some neat new apps which should make the process quite simple. As much as I love the beeb, I still think if you're developing a new adventure, this is the way to go ...

Sam.

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Post by AJW » Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:15 pm

Yrah - how is the adventure coming along? Anything new?

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Post by Yrrah2 » Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:51 pm

Hi All,

Donno how to put this;
:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

Have been working a lot on the adventure, but lack of time made me to hold it. To busy with the theatre group I'm working with and a little son I have now (about 1 year old now)

But a little update will be in order here.
How far am I........

Hmmmm... I have the story (but the plot is not there totally yet)
Have made a 6 pages drawing of all the locations (and a lot of the items)
Some pictures I have to scan and convert it with the conversion tool.

I'm glad you guys are still interested. So I will plan to make some progress inbetween the theatre shows i'm doing.
So I'll try to work harder on it and make it a good one.

Cheers

Koen

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Post by CMcDougall » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:11 am

just wondering, did anyone actually use ; -

Graphic Adventure Creator -Incentive ??

or just played the 'demo' that came with it :?
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Post by Beeby » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:43 pm

One of my first game-writing attempts was a text adventure called 'Island of Death'. You had to escape from an island run by devil worshippers. It was utter pants. :lol:

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Post by Samwise » Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:50 pm

Beeby wrote:One of my first game-writing attempts was a text adventure called 'Island of Death'. You had to escape from an island run by devil worshippers. It was utter pants. :lol:
I love the obvious delight with which you pronounced that. ;)

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Post by Yrrah2 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:10 pm

CMcDougall wrote:just wondering, did anyone actually use ; -

Graphic Adventure Creator -Incentive ??

or just played the 'demo' that came with it :?
I tried something with it, but did not worked as i expected.
So fort me it's going to be a combination of ictures and txt made with Quill. (a lot is possible with this application)

Cheers

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Post by timmy » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:21 pm

CMcDougall wrote:just wondering, did anyone actually use ; -

Graphic Adventure Creator -Incentive ??

or just played the 'demo' that came with it :?
Yup, i did. I wrote 4 different games, but only managed graphics with one. you get 15k or so to play with in total. The results are mentioned in a post above - 'The Viking Collection' ... GGH got me an A in GCSE computer studies :-)

I never used Quill, or anything else, but i quite got the hang of the GAC. The hardest part was thinking of the idea, which i'm sure is a common problem for bedroom game authors everywhere!
But i'm sure that all GAC games might have a similar feel, that's why i tried to get a bit fancy with 'Party!' - there's only a few locations, but i attempted to inlclude interaction with other characters. ISTR it was semi-successful, but it's 20 years ago now i since looked at it. (Apart from changing the name of the heroine, every time i got a new crush!!) :oops:

if anyone has a play i'd love some feedback!

Koen - how's yours coming on? I'd like a go when you finish it - i had a play with Countdown to Doom a wee while back but got completed fustrated by the illogical mapping in it.

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Post by Yrrah2 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:13 pm

timmy wrote:
Koen - how's yours coming on? I'd like a go when you finish it - i had a play with Countdown to Doom a wee while back but got completed frustrated by the illogical mapping in it.

:evil:
Well here i'm busy at the moment finding a good plot for one, the one I had was to easy. (the hours of thinking before programming :wink: )
And also I'm busy trying to find out if I can make it electron and BBC compatible (just because I had an electron and never a BBC)
But because of the size and the mode I'm going to use,I think it's going to be BBC for now.

So busy again here :D

Cheers

Koen

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