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How to Kill a Vampire in McDonald’s

There are a lot of different hypertext games that are out there and for those that don’t know what hypertext is, it’s basically a way to tell a story by clicking on different links. There’s a competition held each year to vote for whose new hypertext game is the best. Since the competition has not opened yet for this year,…

Into the Open Sky

Since we have been studying Interactive Fiction I thought it would be appropriate to take a closer look at yet another text based adventure before we wrap things up. I find that the aesthetics of these adventures are pleasing, probably because I’m partial to black and white things, but also because there is so much complexity behind such simplicity (seriously,…

Photopia- Best Story Ever

If you have yet to play Photopia, you should really try it out immediately.  We have played a lot of text adventure games in class, however, this one has stood out the most to me.  The concept is remarkably radical- it is the first game we have played in class that I feel includes MORE narrative than game playing.  Sure, the…

Apocalypse Now: Chapter 1

I hope to flesh out what I have here and create chapter 2 for the final, but I’m (albeit all of the frustrations) pretty happy with what I ended up with. From reading and experimenting with many other Inform7 projects created this semester, I share sentiments with nearly everyone. It is incredibly difficult to get things to work exactly the way…

Respecting the Authors of Elit

I chose Inform 7 for my creative project because the idea of a text adventure fascinates me.  Playing Colossal Cave Adventure for class was my first experience with a text adventure game, and I absolutely loved it.  It surprised me.  It is such a seemingly simple game, with only words to convey the story and world that you are interacting…

Creating a creative project.

Before we began looking at the different programs used to make electronic literature, it never once occurred to me how much time and effort needs to be dedicated to making even the simplest form of electronic literature. As I began creating my own project using Inform 7, I quickly realized how difficult the task of creating a text adventure could…

Murder So Sweet

I went with Inform 7 for my creative project, if only because a text adventure game allowed me to do what I wanted with the story I had in mind.  After a two day battle of epic proportions trying to get a flashlight to work in game, I almost regret that decision.  Almost.  I think I was successful, though.  Hopefully. …

Kellandria

I used Inform7 to create Kellandria, the story of  a castle that has suffered a catastrophe. The only way to win the game is to explore the entire castle and discover the secrets of its past. The end may take a little while to reach, but it’s pretty impossible to miss once you find it. Here’s a hint, in this game…

Text Adventure- Progression of Literature

In the last few weeks, I have been exploring various examples of interactive fiction in order to decide which genre I would like to base my project on.  The form of Interactive Fiction that I seem to be exploring the most are the “text adventure” games on Playfic.  I find these games to be remarkably interesting because of their ability…

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