New text adventure jam - tutorial and accessible to kids

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Denk
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New text adventure jam - tutorial and accessible to kids

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This is the first time the Adventuron community makes a jam open to games of other systems than Adventuron. :bravo:

In the latest Adventuron jam (Adventuron only), games got between 12 and 28 votes with scores in several categories, which is a nice form of feedback, and lots of comments on each games submission page.

The good thing about jams is that you don't have to use a lot of time on your game - you must only work on your game between the 25th of February and the 31st of March this year. So no one expects a big game.

However, there are some pretty tight theme restrictions, so that it will be accessible to new IF players, i.e. it must include an (optional) tutorial for the first two puzzles and writing, story and puzzles should be accessible to kids as well.

The complete rules etc. can be found here: https://itch.io/jam/talp

So if you can let go of your other projects for 1.5 months, it would be great if some of you would participate! :yeah:
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Re: New text adventure jam - tutorial and accessible to kids

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Another special rule in this jam is, that inputs should be limited to VERB NOUN, i.e. maximum two words. And if the player types more than two words, the player should be informed that only two words are required. Inspired by this, I am now working on a "Verb-Noun-Library" (no promises). I don't think it will take that long, but there are some things which are not straight forward...
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