Prototype of my text based adventure released

Text Adventure Time!

The past months I’ve been wanting to learn a bit more about web programming, so I set out to make some sort of game. What I thought would be easy was to make a text based adventure game. It didn’t turn out to be easy, but I’ve learnt a lot.

The game is very similar to the old text based adventure games, but the difference is that you don’t do any typing while playing. You click and drag items to interact. It makes it easier to play the game (people have less patience nowadays) and it is easier to play it on mobile devices.

My plan is to develop the game a bit more with feedback from the internets and also make a website with a WYSIWYG editor so people can create their own stories and share them with friends.

The game uses regular HTML and CSS for displaying the stories. The functionality is javascript (jQuery). Stories are stored in a mySQL database and are transmitted via JSON. The community web site will be built using CodeIgniter.

Oh, I almost forgot… you can play the game here.