Thanks a lot guys,
I am very pleased to see you all so kindly warm, and thanks for the welcome. I feel bad not introducing myself but I didn't see a section for it so I just skipped that part, but I'll make up for it at the end of this post
I have chosen adrift as my first ever IF program through an extensive research last week. I was so lucky! It's so easy to use! Intuitive and with a very, very, very soft learning curve. I was and am so very pleased with it that I have slept only one night since and have spent every single second working with it. I did have encountered one restriction and one problem, but hey, I worked around the restriction by changing the gameplay conception for my game and I hope to find a solution for my latest problem with variables to implement the new one.
I absolutely second the motion on "start small, end big", the projects of your dream just never end if you don't have a solid base first, so I went soft on this game I'm working on, It'll be quite short, but the story itself is quite lengthy. I had written a short hard science novel and a few parts of it I still have in word files so I didn't rally have to think about that too much. I started the game this weekend, I am now at one third of it, but the more time consuming part is almost done as I have placed almost all the available test already ingame and one of the two long parts which are at the beginning is done. More precisely I have finished a part where you are given a number of multiple choices, the outcome of which changes the way the story goes. Though you never can die, you can make "less right" choices, note that there isn't a "wrong" choice, but the are choices that can make the game harder, easyer, change a few details of the story, give you more or less points make, give or take away the opportunity to experience some different gameplay areas, etc. WELL IN BRIEF THAT PART IS DONE AT LEAST xD.
Now for another long one, I have to do this parallel gameplay thing, but since I don't have a timer I can display to the player then I need probabilities, but I cannot get those working atm because variables are bugging out and I need to find a way around it, it's just that my brain is begging for rest but even if I detach myself from the pc I keep thinking about what I need to do, how I need to do it and I keep coming up with new ideas to implement. Though I am not at the peak of my brain power atm xD.
I have been very generic on purpose while talking about my game so I don't ruin the surprise, though I tell, hope you like sci fi novels, becaus ethere is A LOT to read xD.
Now, let me introduce myslef,
my name is Mattia Romagnoli, Italian origins, lived the last half of my life in England, London, I came back to Italy a year ago to be with my girlfriend, though I absolutely hate italy, is a country of rotting society , politics, and future dreams. Living here is hell as every person around you only want's to manipulate you in order to exploit you to the bone even it it literally would mean your death especially if they are business owners, and the ones who are employees try to shove you to the floor to feel like they have something worth living. I hope to go back abroad soon, but I cannot leave my girlfriend as I love her very much and she is stuck here to finish university. I'm 30, btw xD.
Though here in Italy I'm nothing but the lowest rank possible worker or unemployed, generally I am a restaurant/coffee shop manager for a living and a translator, 3D & 2D still, animation and game designer for a life.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQlo1L ... tXhhVoXZuw
It's a pleasure to meet you all