This project seemed harder than I thought it was going to be. Only because I didn't realize how precise I was going to have to be when coding my IF game. However, now it is complete and I can look back on the changes I made during the whole process.
It helped me to have people test my game because they could suggest to me some changes I needed to make. It even helped me when I would test my game over and over because I would notice problems and simple things such as spell check.
The main changes I made were adding more content and making the navigation easier. The main thing I completely forgot to do was tell the player which direction exits and entrances were. I knew that I told the computer but I didn't think about it after that. This was an easy fix but when I tested the game myself I didn't realize because I already knew where to go so is was helpful to have a test player.
Adding more content was just something I did continuously throughout the process. Especially at the very end, I just spent a day adding details to the descriptions I already had. When it came to the codes that I didn't know, I just had to work on figuring those out myself...Also, I added details to the commands that I noticed users typing such as, "go north" even when you can't go north, I added fun descriptions as to why.
User testing has definitely helped me in the process of making my game. And I thank everyone who helped me with it and gave me ideas! I learned a lot from IF gameing and I hope to learn more because it was a great experience!
Back to class...one last time.