Monday, 25 February 2013

Castle of the Red Prince

Terrible lair of an undying foe…



Castle of the Red Prince
An interactive land of darkness.

Welcome to Amaranth, foreigner. The Red Prince haunts your dreams, you say? If you want to overthrow our tyrant, you’ll need to consider this whole blighted land at once.

(Castle of the Red Prince is a small text adventure with a different perspective on how locations can work in a parser game.)

--PLAY ONLINE--

Castle of the Red Prince is available to play in your browser via Parchment.

--DOWNLOAD--

Or you can download the story file (mirror|random mirror) and run it with a Z-machine interpreter.
See this page for help finding an interpreter. I use Frotz, while others swear by Gargoyle.



--RELEASE HISTORY--
Version 5: First release.
Version 6: Fixed a bug with the final action.
Version 7: Fixed a couple of bugs that could prevent progression.

Cover art credits: Original image by Gustave Doré; Magic Forest font by Anna Anthropy.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Love, Hate and the Mysterious Ocean Tower

For the Speed IF Jacket 4 event...


Love, Hate and the Mysterious Ocean Tower
A brief story of love, romance and cosmic horror.

Originally written in a week, this interactive vignette whisks you through a world where terrible powers and inhuman foes threaten the very existence of humanity - and the only one who can save us is a magnificent bastard in pink trainers.

Since that initial week of work, I've spent some time fleshing the thing out (with plenty of help from my trusty beta-testers). It's still a small game, but the setting is much more fully implemented, and I threw in a few additional endings for good measure.

--PLAY ONLINE--

Love, Hate etc. is available to play in your browser via Parchment.

--DOWNLOAD--

Or you can download the story file (mirror|random mirror) and run it with a Z-machine interpreter.

See this page for help finding an interpreter. I use Frotz, while others swear by Gargoyle.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Okay

This week, seriously. Just want to pass it in front of a couple of testers first.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

SPAG 60

Issue 60 of SPAG is now available here. Among other things, it includes an interview with none other than me, which you'll find down here.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Coming Soon: A Small Something

Last week I took part in this little event. Kind of a game jam in which everyone makes a contribution to the ideas behind every other entrant's games.

I think my game was a bit too big for the time I had to work on it, so I'm not going to crow about it yet. It needs a fair bit more implementation, although it is basically playable as it stands (just a bit sparse and buggy as well).

Expect a proper release some time over the next week or two.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

XYZZY Awards 2010

Rogue of the Multiverse was nominated for four XYZZY Awards, and won Best Individual NPC.

You can read a transcript of the awards ceremony here. If you want to skip to my acceptance speech, written by the Imbroglio's most wanted scientist herself, just search the page for "giant turtle".

Congratulations to all the other winners and nominees - especially Matt Wigdahl, who walked away with no less than seven awards for Aotearoa.