Gonna be a short post this week (and late). But it’s been a long week due to work stuff and being a dad. So, here’s a few games I like, that I hope you do too.
Disclaimer: I backed Elite on kickstarter, and have been a fan of Elite since the version my dad had on the ZX Spectrum 48K that we loaded from a cassette tape. Took something like 4 minutes to load and didn’t have a progress bar. Thankfully it loaded pretty reliably.
Things have rather moved on since those days and I can’t say it’s all been bad. Also I still consider it my day, so you won’t yet hear me say ‘Back in my day…’. As you probably know there have been 3 more entries since the original elite. Elite: Frontiers (Presumably where Frontier got it’s name after Ian Bell and David Braben went their separate ways) followed by Elite Frontiers: First Encounters (Elite 3) and of course more recently by Elite: Dangerous, named after one of the titles you get on the path to Elite, and incidentally the highest rank I achieved in any of the games as combat was never really my thing.
I’m pretty wiped out from a long and stressful week so today I’m gonna recommend some games I’ve played that maybe you’ve not heard about. I’ll post the next step on the text adventure tutorial next week.
This is just going to be a short introduction to creating your own text adventure. I’ll start getting into code in another post. They’ll assume only the most basic of programming knowledge, more on that later.
So why am I writing this? Surprisingly I found it more difficult than I would have expected to find resources for absolute beginners writing their own parser for a text adventure so I thought this would be a good place to put one that might be useful to others! Your google skills may be better than mine however, feel free to share resources in the comments.