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by Cannibal
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: General IF
Topic: Are you an Author or a Gamer? - How do you get your writing skills?
Replies: 11
Views: 5721

Re:

johnphoenix wrote:
Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell
One of the most informative books I've read in many years.
by Cannibal
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Recommended Games
Replies: 18
Views: 22865

Re: Recommended Games

Campbell wrote:...and Cannibal is Disciple.
Not to my knowledge :) Although if you want to credit the games to someone else feel free, they are certainly showing age and have plenty of cringe moments.

Nice shiny new forum BTW.
by Cannibal
Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: Third Person POV - Successfully?
Replies: 21
Views: 8805

"The Woods Are Dark" is a game that shows what can be done with an ALR. Although written from the 1st person POV it was written in past tense with all (nealry all) Adrift commands changed within the ALR.

So it certainly is possible as long as you're prepared to put in the time to do so.
by Cannibal
Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: General IF
Topic: Does IF require a different writing style? - Advice wanted from 'proper' writers
Replies: 16
Views: 9756

IF is a very different beast and is often prose heavy, especially adjective heavy. Most IF writers feel that large blocks of text constitute a good and well written game which isn't true (hence the golden era of text adventures when games were challenging and entertaining yet carried terse descript...
by Cannibal
Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: General IF
Topic: Tone in Horror
Replies: 15
Views: 8300

What scares you? Tap into your own everyday fears - you'll find a fair few others will share the same ones - and fold them into your writing. Effective horror writing is often about the what if? scenario. What if I got up in the night for a drink and a white haired old woman was standing at the foo...
by Cannibal
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Dark Places need testers - very new very early stages
Replies: 10
Views: 4439

I've just downloaded a 6.3 MB file (why is it so big?) and suggest you scrap the whole idea for now. Beyond the fact that I was unable to progress from the opening scene (options 1 and 2 were not responsive) the prose is dreadful and your grasp on what constitutes a game or even a demo is woeful. T...
by Cannibal
Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Drifting Off-Topic
Topic: Read any good books? - Lately?
Replies: 16
Views: 4101

Reading Erebus (Shaun Hutson) and Derby Days (Dougie Brimson).
by Cannibal
Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: Why Forum Is Dead! - Perhaps I Have An Answer...
Replies: 41
Views: 6318

So the best policy would be to stick with V4.
by Cannibal
Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: Why Forum Is Dead! - Perhaps I Have An Answer...
Replies: 41
Views: 6318

I don't post very much and I visit even less but that has nothing to do with V5. I think the V5 argument is quite lame, in truth, and is raised simply so some members can bang on about how late it is and how few updates there have been regarding it. I'd like to say that I don't have the time to wri...
by Cannibal
Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: Day & night cycle - Please HELP!
Replies: 14
Views: 3746

In a previous unfinished game I employed a day and night cycle but created two versions of the same game - one at day, one at night. It worked a lot easier than using the same locations because there are a lot of things that need to be considered such as background descriptions and locations (shops...
by Cannibal
Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: Day & night cycle - Please HELP!
Replies: 14
Views: 3746

jimtun wrote:Of course a real IF language such as Inform7 handles this so much better.
That really comes across as snotty and pointless. This is an Adrift forum with Adrift related issues and questions.
by Cannibal
Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: How *not* to start your IF writing career
Replies: 46
Views: 10153

I would never steer anyone away from Adrift because I do think it's a good tool for making adventures. However, the point is that if you are looking for notable recognition in the larger IF world then you are very unlikely to receive it because of the problems Adrift has had in the past, still has ...
by Cannibal
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: General IF
Topic: Does IF require a different writing style? - Advice wanted from 'proper' writers
Replies: 16
Views: 9756

I often think less is more but wordy prose has its place is used correctly. The most important aspect of any writing - IMHO - is that, beyond he mechanics of correct spelling and grammer, is to make certain that it feels right. If you read something and it seems cramped and awkward or dull as dishw...
by Cannibal
Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: How *not* to start your IF writing career
Replies: 46
Views: 10153

Some of us are serious about our game writing. If you're truly serious then I suggest leaving the Adrift scene because NO Adrift game will ever garner the respect and admiration that games written with TADS or Inform do. This is due to the well worn topic of the fundamental flaws in the design of A...
by Cannibal
Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: ADRIFT 3.9 and 4.0
Topic: Is Adrift Dying?
Replies: 71
Views: 17472

It certainly seems so to me. I've never known the forum to be this quiet for so long. Sure, there's been periods before when it’s been kind of dead, but it always picks up again after a few weeks. This time, the dead period has gone on for months. I agree and this is why I don't bother visiting muc...