As Nottingham is a UNESCO City of Literature, and the National Videogame Arcade loves games of all kinds, we’re launching our very own text game writing group, Hello Words. Never written anything interactive before? That’s okay, we can start with the basics of branching and discuss the easiest tools to use to bring your vision to life. Already know your way around Twine? That’s okay too – bring your latest work in progress and we’ll act as your eager beta readers!
In our first session, we’ll be reading a few different examples of interactive fiction and discussing what we like about them. We might even start writing some interactive fiction of our own if we’re feeling brave!
We’d love it if you could join us at the NVA’s Toast Bar as we make worlds with words, 6:30-8:30pm on Thursday 12th January (And the 2nd Thursday of every month thereafter).
Please bring your own laptop or tablet, paper and pens.
textadventures.co.uk is the place people come when they search for text adventures on the web, so it’s a big gateway to the world of interactive fiction. Taking on the website doesn’t have to be about taking on Quest.
I’ve only got Alexa rankings to prove it (so take them with a pinch of salt) but the site appears to be bigger than other IF sites like IFDB, intfiction.org and Choice of Games. It’s how a lot of people start out making text adventures – in fact, it’s introduced a lot of people to programming in the first place. It’s used by schools to get children into coding and creative writing.