Recently completed work on v 1.0 of an IF adaptation of a short story of mine published back in 2016. Twine (and Harlowe therein) seemed like it had the least amount of resistance with regard to limited programing know-how and wanting to execute my vision ASAP.
So I spent a week experiencing the creative high I haven’t felt in a while spending 12-16 hours a day working on adapting the story for Twine. I knew what I wanted and it involved ambient sounds for my atmosphere. That search led to HAL and I am incredibly thankful for it – it really helped me realize my vision to its fullest!
That said, maybe I’m not dreaming big enough? I like Twine’s vanilla display, so I opted to keep that feature with the addition of HAL. I suppose my first question:
In the realm of IF – do simple, text-based games with limited to no art have much of a following or interest? How does that change if incorporated with atmospheric and reactive ambient sound and sound effects?
I suppose a proper example would be helpful, so my last question would be to ask: what is the appropriate channel to post my game? Should I link my website or a dropbox url?
Thanks for your help, I look forward to becoming involved with this community and I’m excited to start generating IF – even if I’m a little late to the party.