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 Post subject: INSTEAD
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:13 pm 
In the following thread

http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts ... b7f5b65b1#

Stuart Moore brought up the existence of a swell-looking cross between CYOA, text adventure and point and click - sort of like SUDS - The Next Generation. I just thought I'd post it here to increase awareness, as I find it a very nice tool - at least from the player's point of view. Have no idea what it's like to author for it.

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Just saw this one mentioned http://www.happypenguin.org/show?INSTEAD at
the Linux Game Tome. Seems to have a website at
http://code.google.com/p/instead/ - in Russian though, though it has
some English docs.

Anyone know any more about it?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:26 am 
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I would have probably tried it if the webpage for it wasn't all in Russian (and no, Google doesn't translate very well).


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:38 am 
Well, there's always this - http://instead.pinebrush.com/wiki/en/doku.php?id=doc-en.

And it seems that every game file can be opened in a regular text editor, so that, as the documentation says, the best documentation is opening up games at looking at their innards.


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 Post subject: Re: INSTEAD
PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:24 am 
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Hello from Russia! :)

Here is curent links for project:

http://instead.syscall.ru -- in Russian only
http://instead.syscall.ru/wiki/en/start -- English wiki
http://instead.syscall.ru/forum -- forum with English part
http://instead.googlecode.com -- engine itself (for Linux, Windows, MacOS X (x86), Windows Mobile, Android, S60 3rd and 5th, Haiku and Maemo)
http://instead-games.googlecode.com -- games.

Currently there are three games in Englsh:
- english tutorial (packed with engine) ;)
- Return Of The Quantum Cat (only first part currently)
- Kayleth (oldschool quest from ZX80 both in Russian and English)

Screenshots:
http://instead.syscall.ru/screenshots

And it is not CYA engine, it is adventure engine. You may play english or spainish tutorial to see what type of games it was made for.

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We are always glad to help with code and docs. Here, or in our forum, or in jabber conference: instead@conference.jabber.ru.


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 Post subject: Re: INSTEAD
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:31 am 
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Hello again!
Currently our site http://instead.syscall.ru is multilingual resource.
So, you can read about engine: http://instead.syscall.ru/about/
Here is the documentation: http://instead.syscall.ru/doc/
Games: http://instead.syscall.ru/games/
Screenshots: http://instead.syscall.ru/screenshots/
Code: https://github.com/instead-hub/instead


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 Post subject: Re: INSTEAD
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:08 am 
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Hi all! INSTEAD 3.1.0 is out. Bug fixes, new features and… The new html5 port INSTEAD-EM (emscripten build) is available as the official new port of INSTEAD! You can run any game from our repository here: http://instead-games.ru/em.php

Also good news for Debian and Ubunto users! Sam Protsenko have pushed INSTEAD 3.1.2 into the Debian! Currently it is in unstable (sid) branch of distro, but sooner or later it will get into testing and stable branches! Good work Sam!

Full list of available platforms and players are here: http://instead.syscall.ru/download/

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:04 am 
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The main feature of Instead v.3 is NEW lua stack, named STEAD3. Unfortunately, the documentation is currently in Russian only. We are looking for volunteers to make English translation.

Other features:
core now is separated lib (rewritten C part);
new pixels module;
sound system imporovements;

Docs of new stack stead3: https://github.com/instead-hub/instead/ ... /stead3.md

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:18 pm 
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One old new: the member of Instead-community @technix released tool for online testing of ideas and for learning Instead-basics. Name is: instead-playground. This wonderful online tool avalible here: https://technix.github.io/instead-playground/

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:50 pm 
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Very old new, but it is interesting. Instead game multiple themes support. Put on in themes/ (directory in game)

The game on English avalible. Name is "Crash Dive!"
"Classic adventure that pits you in a race against time. As the sole survivor of a terrible act of naval sabotage, you must find a way to keep your ship out of the hands of the enemy.
This game was originally created for the 8-bit atari platform and published in 1984"
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http://instead-games.ru/game.php?ID=228

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:10 am 
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New amazing game in the http://instead-games.ru/ repo.
Name is "КНОПКА" ("THE BUTTON")
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The good story about space, electronics and adventures.
http://instead-games.ru/game.php?ID=271

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