This is a request to all those (and there are a number of us) who are developing their own IF frameworks.
While refactoring my own project Balladeer, I was able to carve out the component which defined the syntax for authoring character dialogue. So I’ve created a specification for it as a simple markup format.
It does everything I need and it occurred to me it might be of use more widely.
I’d like to get your feedback, if you are interested in such a thing. The github repo is here (specification is displayed on the landing page).
If you don’t know you need SpeechMark, then you probably don’t need SpeechMark
It might however be a way for IF frameworks to attract authors, by implementing a standard authoring syntax.
No, the difference is sufficient to clarify. Markdown itself is the source of confusion. Try testing autolinks
in the Commonmark online editor to see how many differences there are between Markdown implementations.
Okay, so this is more of a specification/standard, rather than a specific program? Sort of a file type, more or less? Also, this seems to be a format for specific dialogue blocks, instead of a conversation tree?