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 Forum: Competitions - General   Topic: Spring thing on ifdb sorted by number of ratings

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:52 pm 

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For people looking for underplayed Spring Thing games, here’s a link to the fakes sorted by number of ratings: http://ifdb.tads.org/search?sortby=rcu&newSortBy.x=0&newSortBy.y=0&searchfor=tag%3ASpring+Thing+2018 Several games still have no ratings, so might need more attention in general...

 Forum: General Design Discussions   Topic: [I7] Writing a Zork-style intro for a play on IF game tropes

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:10 pm 

Replies: 13
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I think the putting-it-back game is Janitor (zero-sum game is related). Robin's game Portcullis really is a great game to try in this vein.

 Forum: Competitions - General   Topic: Spring Thing Website Discussion

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:42 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 290


@Adam if it makes you feel any better, I just asked the members of my family with CMD about the term ‘disabled’ and they said they didn’t like it, and were open to suggestions for what other term to use. Searching “person with disability” vs “disabled person” on google shows a deep divide. So I thin...

 Forum: Inform 6 and 7 Development   Topic: Issues referring to temporary values

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:56 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 142


Could you just implement a counter in a systematic way? Like “Every clothing has a number called the clothingcounter. The Clothingcounter of a clothing is usually 0. “

 Forum: Competitions - General   Topic: Spring Thing 2018 Authors Discussion

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:43 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 630


I finished playing through Life in a Northern Town. 3 very long twine stories, an inklewriter game, 28 short Instagram albums, and 3 blog posts.

It was all high quality, and was like binge-watching a drama on Netflix. Left me unsettled. I wrote a review of it for after the competition.

 Forum: Competitions - General   Topic: Spring Thing 2018 Authors Discussion

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:16 pm 

Replies: 10
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I'm taking the playing slow for now, giving myself more time to have fun. I played through Guttersnipe, and found it a fun puzzle game. I've played through most of Zeppelin Adventure, and have enjoyed not using hints. I tested the Gopher game, and it's actually what got me over my burnout from IFCom...

 Forum: Inform Extensions   Topic: Location Images by Emily Short

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:09 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 916


If this is filtered through an html page on the way to becoming an app, you can just set the background color of the whole page to be the same color as the windows.

 Forum: Discussion, Hints and Reviews   Topic: A Brief History of Spring Thing

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:31 pm 

Replies: 1
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Spring Thing is an IF Competition that has been held (with some minor exceptions) every year since 2002. Held in April/May, It has provided a counterpoint to the crowded and intense Interactive Fiction Competition held in October of each year. Over time, it has evolved from a showcase for long games...

 Forum: Inform 6 and 7 Development   Topic: new line vs paragraph break, and the rationale behind

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:21 am 

Replies: 12
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The problem seems to be having a new line in the code after a paragraph break or line break. Try putting the next line of code immediately following the paragraph break.

So instead of:

[something break]
New Text

Try:

[something break]New Text.

 Forum: General: Interpreters, Add-Ons, and Tools   Topic: Proof of concept: Text adventure graphical RPG-style game

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:16 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 177


I've successfully completed a longstanding dream of mine: to integrate Inform 7 completely into another game. I've taken a basic Canvas html 5 tutorial game by Matt Hackett and integrated it with Inform 7. Text commands affect movement, and movement affects Inform 7! The game allows anything Inform ...
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