I currently write my games in Inform 7, which is a lot of fun, but I have an issue of forgetting certain things or not accounting for actions that a player can/needs to take.
Then I tried to write a game in Python, just to see if I could, after having taken a single course in the language. Boy, was that a mess. I ended up looking for some tutorials online, then inadvertently came across a post that discussed what language would be best to attract new authors.
I like how the Inform 7 language is easy to pick up, but I was wondering if it would be possible to make it even easier on a new user. Is there a graphic interface that a new author could use? I’m thinking of something along the lines of “drawing” rooms (so that their size can be adjusted), dragging-and-dropping items into rooms, editing properties of rooms/objects by right-clicking on them… that sort of thing. I guess I’m wondering if something exists that’s a little bit closer to hand-drafting an IF map. I think that’d be a lot of fun to play around with.