Let's discuss all text adventures.

Discuss text adventures here! The classics like those from Infocom, Magnetic Scrolls, Adventure International and Level 9 and the ones we're making today.

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Let's discuss all text adventures.

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:41 pm

The forum at intfiction.org switched to Discourse, which some people like and some don't. I like forums of all shapes and kinds, and Discourse is A-OK with me. I like it because it is different, in much the same way that I like the old Commodore, Apple and Atari computers pretty much equally.

For those that wanted phpBB3 - feel free to talk about whatever you like here. We have had fun over the years with forums "below the fold" on this site - for instance, we host discussion for the Adventure Creation Kit software.

I'll keep all the posts about work on my games in the JC Games Development base.

I don't think people are clamoring over each other to use phpBB3 specifically, but please do feel free!
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Robb

Re: Let's discuss all text adventures.

Post by Robb » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:24 am

Guest posting is on - I am going to watch registered accounts this week but the fastest way to get an account approved at the moment is to give me a heads up here. Thanks!

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Re: Let's discuss all text adventures.

Post by B. Mays » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:26 am

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:41 pm
I don't think people are clamoring over each other to use phpBB3 specifically
Don't sell yourself short, you're doing a fine job here and phpBB3 was a great choice.

Can we discuss text adventures we've been meaning to play but haven't got around to yet and why here?

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Re: Let's discuss all text adventures.

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:56 am

We can do that - please do.

I have one update for anyone that's made a text game. Get it on Steam! Every dickhead with access to the Unity asset store is doing this. They are eating our lunch. The scene that I was a part of in the 2000s believe in sharing free software. Well, let's be honest - that scene is dead, long live the scene. Get some money and exposure and put your stuff on Steam. Michael Gentry and Zarf have already done so, I hope my other friends and acquaintances from that time do the same. I'd love to see Future Boy!, Earth and Sky, Shrapnel and others listed there.

Steam wants $100 up front to get there. Then they want you to make $100 net in sales before they pay you any money. (I would argue you fucking pay people every month until they get to the first $100 they charged, but what do I know.) I was part of an IndieGala promotion and I made my money back and then some with Cryptozookeeper. Cryptoozookeeper had a nice new interpreter and some bug fixes and still turned a profit. And more, thousands of people bought that bundle. In this case I only did care about exposure and getting the game out there. In one month of that bundle I now have the opportunity for people to say "Oh, I've got something by him!" when Cyberganked comes out. (And I never got Linux or OSX working for Crypto, but I won't ship Cyberganked without it.)

So I hope people do it. I had concerns that IndieGala would rip me off but they didn't. The experience was GOOD.
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