I have a lot of extra time on my hands.
I am working on a couple of I6 parser based stories. My preference is to write in a command line terminal on a RPi. It is working very well for the most part. It is nice to work with a programming language and actually produce something where I can see and ultimately share the results.
I intended for this project to be a modest attempt as an entry into the Imfocom Zil Commemorative Jam. The project is creeping way beyond a small modest game. My technique is causing the number of rooms to grow beyond 40 rooms and likewise with supporting game objects.
To keep everything straight and organized I have resorted to Libre Office Draw for flowchart support and Scrivener on my Windows computer. I have used Scrivener for academic writing in the past, I guess it is becoming a convenient crutch.
So far, I have all of the programming mechanics under control. My biggest hurtle at this point is implementing a help and hint system. I have Emily Shorts HelpRoutines.h but can’t quite yet make it work. I am referring to MenuDemo.inf for guidance. I would like to have Help and Hint systems in place since my target audience is late elementary and middle school students.