Friday Free Stuff: Interactive fiction
07 September 2012
Interactive Fiction (IF) is a cross between a story and a game: you're told where you are and what's going on and then, as the main character, you choose what to do and where to go next. Usually there's a set goal to achieve, but it's up to you to find out how to reach it.
You can find several thousand IF games via the Interactive Fiction Database and either play online or download.
then a game might start:
The Gazebo is a room. The wood-slatted crate is in the Gazebo.
Instead of taking the crate, say "It's far too heavy to lift."
...which is a bit disheartening, but with a little more writing/coding you can make the crate a container that can be opened to find even more possibilities: food? treasure? a secret passage to an underground maze...?
A wood-slatted crate is here.
> TAKE CRATE
It's far too heavy to lift.