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Why is there no distinction between TA and CYOA games?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:14 am
by adamlevine
After so long there is still not a way to separate Text Adventure games from Choose Your Own Adventure ones. Why is that? There was a discussion on it last time I was here and probably the time before that.

People go searching for a game, they do not want a grab bag and wonder what they will be getting. And if you are in the mood for a little T&A ( ^_^ ) you are sorely disappointed by the assorment of CYOAs that seem to out number them three or more to one it seems.

Surely there is a simple fix to this or was I just searching wrong? You click the tab and see the Top 20, Sci-Fi, Mystery, RPG, Fantasy etc. But nothing to telling you what type of game you were about to download and play until after you already begun it and get that disappointed feeling of "not another one of those type of games" and download the next to feel it again and again. There has to be an easier way.

Re: Why is there no distinction between TA and CYOA games?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:34 am
by P/o Prune
If you refer to Adrift games, I can't see why it shouldn't be possible to make a check box so when writers upload a game they can state what type it is.
I'm not a huge player myself, but I don't remember too many Adrift games being CYOA (or am I wrong?)

Re: Why is there no distinction between TA and CYOA games?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:19 pm
by David Whyld
I've written a few CYOA games myself, but there aren't a whole lot of them on the main site so I'm sure there's really any need for a separate option for them.

Then again, the main site has needed a major overhaul for years now with nothing much changing, so I wouldn't hold out much hope of it happening.

Re: Why is there no distinction between TA and CYOA games?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:10 am
by R2T1
This is the same question as asked by Text_Questor over on the Quest forums a month ago. (see this article)

Re: Why is there no distinction between TA and CYOA games?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:20 am
by Lumin
The site is pretty old and the uploader section isn't likely to be updated. But CYOAs are a rarity anyhow and it's basically up to the author to make the distinction in the description.

Re: Why is there no distinction between TA and CYOA games?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:46 pm
by boisterou
R2T1 wrote:This is the same question as asked by Text_Questor over on the Quest forums a month ago. (see this article)


Thanks for the link.