Well hello there, and welcome to adventure!
I’ve made nine text adventures. What I produce – the thing I actually make – is called a “story file.” The story file can be run on many different operating systems and platforms — Windows PCs, Macs, Linux, DOS, and so forth. This is awesome, because I need only write one file and it will instantly work cross-platform.
To play the games I made in Hugo, you need an interpreter program. I recommend Hugor for Windows, Linux or Mac – Intel or PowerPC.
(Hugo, graphics and music, 2011)
Winner, 2011 XYZZY Award for Best Game
Winner, 2011 XYZZY Award for Best Writing
Winner, 2011 XYZZY Award for Best Setting
Winner, 2011 XYZZY Award for Best Non-Player Characters
Winner, 2011 XYZZY Award for Best Individual Non-Player Character
2nd Place, 2010 IntroComp
(Hugo, text and music, 2012)
(Hugo, text only, 2006)
3rd Place, 2006 Spring Thing Competition
Nominated for two XYZZY Awards, Best Writing and Best Story
(Hugo, graphics & music, 2004)
Winner, 2004 XYZZY Award for Best Individual Non-Player Character
Nominated for seven other XYZZY Awards, including Best Game, Best Writing, Best Story, Best Setting, Best Individual PC, Best Individual Puzzle and Best NPCs.
Fallacy of Dawn
(Hugo, graphics, 2001)
Winner, 2001 XYZZY Award for Best Writing
Winner, 2001 XYZZY Award for Best Individual Non-Player Character
Nominated for five other XYZZY Awards, including Best Game, Best Story, Best Setting, Best NPCs and Best Individual PC.
No Time to Squeal
(TADS, text only, 2001)
4th Place, 2001 Interactive Fiction Competition
Nominated for 2001 XYZZY Award for Best Writing
A Crimson Spring
(Hugo, graphics & music, 2000)
23rd Place, 2000 Interactive Fiction Competition
(Zcode, text only, 2000)
Chicks Dig Jerks
Chicks Dig Jerks
(Zcode, text only, 1999)
31st Place, 1999 Interactive Fiction Competition
Other games you may enjoy
Hammurabi (Port of a 1978 game originally by Rick Merrill. Hugo, text only, 2002)
The Recruit (By Mike Sousa. I contributed some writing to this game. TADS, 2003)