Just a line to say that the Latest Release is posted.
03 Aug 2010 (Alpha Release 58)
thinBASIC Adventure Builder (aka T.A.B.) is my adventure creator project for Windows 98/2000/ME/XP/Vista/7 currently at Alpha stage.
thinBASIC Adventure Builder Home Page. ScreenShots. Download the TAB Editor, the TAB Player and some games and demos. (3.48mb zip)http://tab.thinbasic.com/
TAB is not meant to compete with the likes of INFORM, TADS, HUGO, ADRIFT etc. It is a personal project which I am sharing free with the Interactive Fiction community at large.
TAB operates on similar principles to popular retro adventure creators such as STAC, GAC, CAT, Quill, PAW or ACE. It has an IDE to enter adventure data and interprets parser commands using a condition/action 'language'. It is being developed with the thinBASIC scripting language.
Even though TAB is still in development it is perfectly possible to create a standard text adventure right now using it. A few are currently so doing.
I think it will appeal more to 'home- grown' adventure makers esp. those who dabbled with Quill, PAW or GAC in the eighties. With some thought, games made with those could be converted to run under TAB fairly easily.
TAB is one of a few variants or alternative tools that might be considered by the aspiring adventure writer who may prefer or be happier using/working with a different authoring system...
There is certainly plenty of room for these other creators like SUDS, ADRIFT, QUEST, JACL or the CYOA-type makers to co-exist alongside INFORM - and I understand a new system called CURVESHIP is on the horizon too. It's all good.
Some Screenshots here: http://tab.thinbasic.com/
Version History Change Log here: http://tab.thinbasic.com/history.txt
Only the freely distributable 'TAB Player' is needed to run any TAB games made using the TAB Editor.
Sound and music supported: mp3, ogg, wav, aiff, mod.
Graphics supported: jpg, gif, bmp, png.
There is also a FORUM and a Yahoo email user group.
Some Youtube videoclips here:
TAB Player - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDzqQv2L35w&NR=1
TAB Editor - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq1ZYS7TAJQ&NR=1
Graphic Mode - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1Z72QpLTIE
If forum members wish to try out an example game which was entered into the IF "Spring Thing" Comp in 2009 by Amy Kerns download "Realm of Obsidian" (old skool retro text adventure) from here:http://amethystgames.wordpress.com/92/