This section covers the design and development of adventure games (aka interactive fiction). This includes both sites about storytelling and problem construction as well as how to program games. Design and Development Adventure Video Games Games.
Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit diagrams, and sewing patterns ). (wikipedia)
- The Computer Adventures, The Secret Art www
The full book on designing, Adventures, The Secret Art, creating and publishing a game by Gil Williamson. Computer Adventures, The Secret Art.
- Use Visionaire www
Use Visionaire to create a complex adventure game without the need of any programming experience. Visionaire. Offers information about how to use the software and what to do with it. Visionaire.
- XML-based Interactive Fiction Authoring with IFML www
XML-based Interactive Fiction Markup Language (IFML) used to create text adventures that run in your browser. Fiction Authoring with IFML. Includes a sample game with IFML code, documentation, tutorials, downloads, mailing list, and a forum. Interactive Fiction Authoring with IFML.
- Program ValerieMates www
Program for creating choose your own adventure games. ValerieMates.
- XML Interactive Fiction Authoring with IFML www
XML based markup language and game playing engine for creating and playing text adventures. Fiction Authoring with IFML. Uses a screenplay metaphor. Authors create scenes, dialogs, props, and characters. Interactive Fiction Authoring with IFML.
- Essay Object Oriented Games www
Essay by David Librik on the design of a new object-oriented system for adventure games Object Oriented Games.
- Works No Place Like Home www
Works of interactive fiction created using Inform and an exercise in implementing the same game in different systems. No Place Like Home.
- Interview XYZZYnews: Interview with Michael Kinyon www
Interview with a Player Extraordinaire. XYZZYnews: Interview with Michael Kinyon.
- Some Choosing a Text Adventure Language www
Some handy tips about picking which language to use when writing a text adventure. Choosing a Text Adventure Language.
- Host Textfire.com www
Host of the Interactive Fiction Competition, Textfire.com, the IF Book Club, the IF Review Conspiracy, and the IF Beta Site. Textfire.com.
- Outdated Interactive Fiction Page www
Outdated collection of links maintained by Scott Neal Reilly Interactive Fiction Page.
- Alexa: Design and Development Adventure
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Design and Development Adventure
- DMOZ: Design and Development Adventure
dmoz.org Directory: Design and Development Adventure