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by J. J. Guest
Sat May 27, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Drifting Off-Topic
Topic: How old were you?
Replies: 6
Views: 4111

Re: How old were you?

I got my first home computer when I was 13. It was an Acorn Electron, and the first commercial text adventures I can remember playing were Stranded by Superior Software, the Scott Adams games The Count and Ghost Town , Crowther and Woods' Adventure, and Twin Kingdom Valley . I used to go around to a...
by J. J. Guest
Thu May 25, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Drifting Off-Topic
Topic: Where's Campbell?
Replies: 7
Views: 4307

Re: Where's Campbell?

Hmm... good point. But I always feel there are improvements that can be made to every system. When I first started using Inform 7, I ran into so many error messages because of things like putting full stops or commas in the wrong place, misspelling words (I'm a fast typist but not a very accurate o...
by J. J. Guest
Thu May 25, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Drifting Off-Topic
Topic: Where's Campbell?
Replies: 7
Views: 4307

Re: Where's Campbell?

Hi all, Did Campbell ever show up? I know he's active on Facebook, so he hasn't grown a beard and gone to live in a cave in the Scottish Highlands. David, I understand your concerns, but I don't think IF is really stagnating. You don't count choice-based IF as IF, which may account for why you feel ...
by J. J. Guest
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: Old game not playing nicely
Replies: 5
Views: 6451

Re: Old game not playing nicely

Yep. He was playing an Adrift 4 game in the Adrift 5 runner.
by J. J. Guest
Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: Old game not playing nicely
Replies: 5
Views: 6451

Old game not playing nicely

Hello everyone. Long time no see. I've just discovered a Radio K video review of my old game, To Hell in a Hamper , which I originally wrote in Adrift 4 and ported over to TADS 2 shortly afterwards. Towards the end Adam Cadre mentions some bugs in the Adrift version that certainly weren't there when...
by J. J. Guest
Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: General IF
Topic: Games That Never Were
Replies: 12
Views: 6820

Re: Games That Never Were

The largest game I ever abandoned was actually complete and playable. It was an adaptation of an old 8-bit game called 'Stranded on Iloofrax', originally by one Matthew O'Donnell. I wrote it in ADRIFT 4, re-writing the weakest parts of the original completely and adding about as much again of my own...
by J. J. Guest
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: General IF
Topic: Your unused concepts!
Replies: 10
Views: 5440

Re: Your unused concepts!

Lumin's idea sounds a lot like the Doctor Who episode "The Rebel Flesh" -- which doesn't mean to say it isn't a good idea for a game!
by J. J. Guest
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: Goldilocks is a FOX! - is now available from the dowloads page
Replies: 36
Views: 21537

Re: Goldilocks is a FOX! - is now available from the dowload

Glad you enjoyed it White Phoenix! Not sure what you mean about the billiard table - I imagined Papa Bear had had it for a while, disguised as a bed so that his wife would be none the wiser! Perhaps if you have time you could leave a rating or a review on IFDB http://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=59ztsy...
by J. J. Guest
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: Goldilocks is a FOX! - is now available from the dowloads page
Replies: 36
Views: 21537

Re: Goldilocks is a FOX! - is now available from the dowload

Wow, somebody's playing my old game! It's been so long since I visited this forum I'd forgotten my password. Looks like Ralphmerridew has already answered your question, which is a good job as I couldn't remember myself any more. Hope you're enjoying the game.

J. J. Guest
by J. J. Guest
Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: EctoComp 2012
Replies: 30
Views: 19248

Re: EctoComp 2012

Ectocomp was opened up to non-Adrift games last year under Duncan Bowsman's administration - it is now officially for all platforms, which is why I've been running it from http://www.intfiction.org/forum/ instead of here. Sorry for any confusion!
by J. J. Guest
Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: General IF
Topic: New game?
Replies: 17
Views: 8528

Re: New game?

One of the things I've learned over the years is never announce that you're working on a new game until you've nearly finished it...
by J. J. Guest
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Ectocomp
Replies: 102
Views: 51407

Re: Ectocomp

Well done for offering to host again this year Duncan! Hopefully I can find a few hours to knock together an entry!

- Jason
by J. J. Guest
Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Ectocomp
Replies: 102
Views: 51407

Ectocomp

Hi Everyone,

This is just to let you know that I won't be hosting Ectocomp this year - I have far too much else on! However if someone else wants to do the honours, I might find the time to enter!
Sorry to disappoint.

Not much activity hereabouts I see...

Jason
by J. J. Guest
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: General IF
Topic: Vampire Bunny
Replies: 2
Views: 1479

Re: Vampire Bunny

That's the one! Funny, Baf's guide describes it as "A nothing-special attempt at humor by a 10-year-old", whereas I remember it as a work of sublime genius...
by J. J. Guest
Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: General IF
Topic: Vampire Bunny
Replies: 2
Views: 1479

Vampire Bunny

Does anyone here remember a very old game, I'm pretty sure it was an Adrift game, in which you were tasked with hunting down an evil vampire bunny in a graveyard? I had it on my hard drive five or six years back but have changed computers several times since - can't find it in the archives. Cheers, ...