Which of these would be the best incentive for you to create a new piece of Interactive Fiction:
- A publisher promises $100 if you submit your script into the first stage of their pathway to online release onto their platform .
- Nobody you know sets up a Game Jam on itch.io but you can’t connect to their Discord. This is the holidays however and you want to make something.
- Your friend who is a Weddng Photographer also does Funerals and suddenly everybody wants to explain how it happened.
I don’t know if any of those three would suffice. I suspect, given the relatively weak external motivations for authoring IF, most motives are internal.
@tundish What’s the context for your question?
I’m intrigued because I personally have either 100% motivation or absolutely zero and it changes in a… hey, look! A squirrel!
Interactive Obituaries sounds wholesome.
Same. I rarely get external motivations to create something as complex as a game.
How about: Your English teacher offered you to create something for his creative writing circle which you could also hand in as coursework to improve your grades, which in turn he would be forced to drastically lower otherwise due to the unfortunate group dynamics you started in his classroom when you couldn’t stop yourself from describing his favourite plot conundrum in his favourite 20th century outsider literature work as “really a very tiresome and transparent construction and weakly written, too.”
Do you know, I’ve entirely forgotten .
Hey, that’s my squirrel!