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Work in Progress thread 2009 - 2010

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Postby phkb » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:51 am

"Cursed" is continuing to progress. The game is divided in three main parts. I'm in the middle of creating a large database of conversation combinations for a puzzle that will be close to the end of all work on part 2. I've plotted out about half of part 3. I'm hopeful of having all coding complete by the end of the year, ready for testers.
My IF-related stuff can be found here
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Postby Lumin » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:35 am

So I guess we're all updating our progress now? Firebrand and Nine Kingdoms haven't been abandoned, but are kind of sitting on the back burner waiting for a major overhaul right now while I go full steam ahead on my Summer Comp game, "Battle for Boarswood".

However if I'm not at a certain point on that one by the end of June, I intend to jump horses in midstream, as it were, and switch my focus to "Aegis", a more plot-driven game about dragon-riding pirate hunters.

In other news, I suck at coming up with titles.

Also I sure hope you guys like fantasy because it seems to be all I'm capable of writing. :oh-no:
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Postby Ren » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:39 pm

Since I've been prodded, I can confirm that all my WiPs are trundling along slowly, City probably meandering slightly quicker than the others, though it is still having to weave its way through the mess that actual real life creates.
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Postby Simply Ryan » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:37 pm

I was told to talk about my game here so, I will while I have the time.

Paradise City...
My biggest work in progress. It will be my gateway to the world of aDRIFT. Will it be my first upload, probably not, but it will be my biggest game. The story is revolves around a man named John Madison(any likeness to celebrities and other such important people is complete coincidence), trapped in the once proud stronghold, bearing the same name as the title. The story is told within the opening, dialogue, and items that you would come across in gameplay, given that you find and examine things. It's still just a stub of a game, but I will send the beta to anyone that wishes to email

Here are some things that I've finally got working...
1. An overall ammo system for pistols, shotguns, etc.
2. Individual ammo systems for guns along with a working reload system.
3. Flashlight bit along with battery (Not in beta)
4. Breakable melee weapons (Not in beta)
5. Party system with mobile phone conversation (Minimal, not in beta)
6. Game save only when laptop is held (Not in beta, might get taken out entirely)

Sandwich Quest...
A WIP that is smaller and much more life-situated. It involves a story that is based on a whole problem I had when I couldn't find a snack I had been saving. It has a really random way to beat the game, but at the same time it makes sense, because I'm sure that it has happened to all of us at least once.

Title Pending
My only game so far that implements the male-female selection for aDRIFT. It is a simple and completely linear arena game where you have to single handedly fight off waves of enemies with whatever weapon is given to you. This is still nothing but an idea, so a lot might change before I even make a name for it.

By the by, this is what you get when a freelancer tries to act professional.
If I'm online, I'm on mini-chat.
Organic - A0.5.1 - Time/turn constraints loosened a bit; taking hiatus
Dawn of Man - A0.0.7 - Typos fixed; taking hiatus
Peculiar - A0.0.6 - Finished Introduction sequence; taking hiatus
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Postby spacecadet » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:05 am

My work in progress is "My Messy Office" . I have ADHD and I want
to be able to "share" this experience with others.... :oh-no:

Right know... I unlock the door of my car in the game and I take
possession of the door. I have it listed as a separate object
from the car. Should I be using a variable instead ?
Taking possession of the door is NOT what I wanted... :(
Your eyes can deceive you, Don't trust them -- Obi Wan Kenobi
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Postby Lumin » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:22 am

spacecadet wrote:My work in progress is "My Messy Office" . I have ADHD and I want
to be able to "share" this experience with others.... :oh-no:

Right know... I unlock the door of my car in the game and I take
possession of the door. I have it listed as a separate object
from the car. Should I be using a variable instead ?
Taking possession of the door is NOT what I wanted... :(

If the car door is meant to be a 'scenery' object, the first thing is to make sure it's checked as static and not dynamic.

I would recommend making a thread in the Help and Reference board though, if that doesn't work or if you have any more questions.
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Postby Rainbowscape » Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:33 am

:) I must admit I kind of forgot about Adrift for awhile. I learned how to speak Spanish fluently and got to travel. But I still love Adrift and at heart I'm really a storyteller.

So an update on Space Detective. No, I have not abandoned it. It still needs to be finished. I am now considering completely rewriting it in Adrift 5. Anyhow, here's the story description I currently have for Space Detective. This is not the intro.

When traveling outer space becomes commonplace, new mysteries arise. Space is vast and all the little mysteries out there could put a strain on the human resources department of Special Investigation Services. It's an emergency on Starship Quasar and there's only one person available to head up this team. Congratulations on your promotion, Chief Investigator!
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Postby InteractiveFictionTV » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:12 am


"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there,
wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal
ever dared to dream before."

~ Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven

Type "start" to begin.

This is a Sci-Fi / Suspense / Horror Adventure that I've been working on since late August 2010.


You wake up from bed to the sound of a ringing telephone in a dark room.

You fumble for the receiver and finally grasp it. You hold it to your face and manage to weakly croak, "Hello?" A deep but excited voice shouts your name and blurts out, " -- Wake up! Wake up! Get out of your bed!" You respond, "Who are you? How do you know my name? What do you wa--"

"Nevermind that now!" the mysterious voice interupts. "I'll explain later. Just turn on the light and clock radio, it will help you to wake up. Get out of bed -- right now! You are in immediate danger!" The voice is then disconnected and all you hear is a dial tone. What an alarming call! However, you still feel like curling up in your bed and going back to sleep...

As you begin your exploration of your surroundings, you will soon discover everything is not as it seems...

...I was close to submitting a demo game featuring the first 2 rooms, but was unable to save further. That was because of my version of ADRIFT is UN-registered, so I can not make any more tasks till I register my program.

Don't fret! When the budget permits, I'll buy the full version. I am having a fun time!

Stay tuned for more updates...

* * *

I learned that I could upload my demo in progress on this Forum? Please tell me where, because I would like some ADRIFT experts to test the game (even though it has just begun!) for bugs.

I welcome constructive criticism!

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Postby djchallis » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:44 am

InteractiveFictionTV wrote:"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there,
wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal
ever dared to dream before."

~ Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven

I've loved that quote ever since they stuck it at the start of Eternal Darkness.
Game in the works - Project Clocks - on hold for a bit.
Game finished - I am the Law for the OddComp. Looking forward to finishing Clocks so I can show what I can really do!
Current focus - Some microIF. Short experiments to test ideas and actually release something!
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Postby BlueMaxima » Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:37 am

My two WIPs are:

The Dark Journey of the Titanic - A diver attemping to preserve what's left of the Titanic's corpse will be given a godly peek backwards through time to solve a murder mystery involving one of 1912's most wealthy people! (Currently my Sith Lord project, or my main one)

Superhighway - A single, lonely packet travelling down the wide lanes of the internet. Face viruses, trojans, spam, heavy traffic, firewalls and more on your way to the Google giant! - Currently my Sith Apprentice project, will not be worked on until the Sith Lord project is killed (or published ;))

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Postby DazaKiwi » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:05 pm

Doesn't seem to be too much WIP lately. I guess life gets in the way.

I have two in the works

Second Chance - A detective story that is more in the format of a tv show. (put on the backburner for now)

DIVE - [current working title] About a diver investigating a research ship wreck that went missing a year before. I don't want to give away any spoilers at this point.
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Postby Duncan_B » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:06 am

Lots of sunken ship exploration themes going on, it seems. That's a good thing, I think.

I've still been working on whatever I can when I get time. One of my most recent things has been re-visiting an old game I tried to finish for ECTOCOMP last year... wanted to release it simultaneously with ECTOCOMP this year, but it still hasn't been finished. Maybe over this winter break something will happen with The Revenge of Dr. Deadkovich...

Other than that, I've been thinking about maybe just polishing up the first puzzle in IQSFoT and releasing it as a teaser, but we'll see how that goes.

Postby Thingamus » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:13 am

Behold! I hath begun... Yon Astounding Hallway! of some sort. A most thrilling continuance of most astounding games.
Released workes:
Yon Astounding Castle! of some sort: 11th place in Ye Olde IFComp '09 (2.5 stars!).
Pirate's Plunder!: 3rd place in ADRIFT Summer Comp (4 stars!).
Albert is Lost!: An Adventure in Real Life (2 stars!).
Newton (1 star!).
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Postby Hensman Int'l » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:05 pm

End of year update!

The Fly Human (v4): released in ECTOCOMP 2010
Brain Dead Weekend (v4): in beta test - New Years release?
The Magician's Niece (v5): big crash! Hopefully Campbell can figure out what happened so development can proceed.
Ba'Roo!: first release in Summer Comp - in phase 2 beta.

More data in the WiP 2011!
Officially and Fully Released:
The Fly Human (v.4) - 2010
Brain Dead Weekend (v.4) - 2011
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