Text Adventure gamejam from afar with IGDA DC

The DC chapter of IGDA is doing a Text Adventure gamejam this weekend at the Westwood college:http://sjklevine.com/igda_dc/textjam/

I no longer live in DC, but I thought I’d jam along with them!  If you want to join me, I setup a Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/611843362194465/

Resouces:

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Recommendations for tools:

Twine:
(wiki) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twine_%28software%29
(tutorial) http://ryanscasey.com/twine/

ChoiceScript:
(dev wiki) http://choicescriptdev.wikia.com/wiki/ChoiceScript_Wiki
(dev tutorial) http://www.choiceofgames.com/make-your-own-games/choicescript-intro/

Inform7:
(wiki) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inform
(gamasutra article) http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/DanCox/20130304/187702/Learning_Inform_7_Part_1.php

An alternative for those who think text games might be too boring, and want a meatier game experience while still fitting the theme of the jam, would be to try an “Idle” game:
(candy box) http://candies.aniwey.net/
(a firelit room) http://adarkroom.doublespeakgames.com/

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