(Or maybe step 2 if you count get a idea.)
So I’m curious. When you are writing an interactive fiction I’d assume you don’t just have an idea then just start writing the game. There has to be some sort of storyboard you make before you even start inputting the story into TADS, Inform or whatever.
So where do you do this? Do you use a program, write on paper, just notepad? I guess i’d looking for tips.
The game i worked on while learning the basics (not even worth compiling) I started with a collection of main locations and basic story and just kept fleshing it out until it made sense. This was great for learning but building a game worth publishing needs more forethought. There has to be a better way then sketching it out in notepad.