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You are likely to be eaten by a grue. [May. 23rd, 2002|02:54 pm]
Roy Janik
I just wrote my first text adventure, ala Zork. It's not a very good one. In fact, here's the extent of it:

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Hello world
[press any key to exit.]
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But the cool bit is that it was written in Inform, a text-adventure-specific programming language, which compiles down to a "z machine" binary format. The "z machine" is what the old infocom games (zork, leather goddess of phobos, etc) run on. And thanks to GWALATOTH (Geeks With Amazingly Large Amounts of Time On Their Hands), there are z machine interpreters for every imaginable operating system, including cellphones and PDAs.

So hopefully my next adventure will be a little more extensive.
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[User Picture]From: cha_chee
2002-05-23 02:54 pm (UTC)

anticipation...

I am impatient to see this new game.
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From: ex_foot17
2002-05-23 11:32 pm (UTC)
I will respond to this post with, "Hmm. That's intriguing," because I have been enjoying using that word for the past few days.
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[User Picture]From: chichi27
2002-05-24 07:40 am (UTC)
*Thinks to self, "Ruining this phrase for Zach would be AWESOME!" *
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