Working With Interactive Fiction
The closing weeks of our Writing for the Internet class has been spent working on our final projects. My project is an interactive fiction work, that I created using Inform 7. It's called "What Happened?", and is the story of one man's quest to determine what exactly transpired the previous evening. The most recent version, as well as the software to run it, is available on my website, though the final version will replace it by Monday Dec, 8.
Besides working on our projects, we have been assisting our classmates in testing and revising their own projects. Maddie mentioned in her blog that I helped her out in class, after testing her game. I offered some suggestions for Jed's IF game both in the early stages and later on. I also helped Jessie sort out a problem with her IF game. I also offered a few suggestions on Andy, Anne and Denamarie's websites.
Of course it would be unfair not to mention all the help I recieved from others as well. In my very proposal for the project, Andy left me some advice.
Anne helped me out with the alpha testing. As I mention in the blog about those initial tests, she really helped me to find some problems early on that I probably would have overlooked. I also picked up some great ideas from testing Maddie's game.
My next blog discussed the changes I made after that testing, as well as the remaining objectives.
So far, I'm really happy with the game. I'll probably make a few minor adjustments, but it's finished for the most part. I've learned a lot making it, and I had a great time. I'm honestly looking forward to making another one next semester.