Hi Folks, Just thought I would pop in and say Hi! I’m getting started in writing Inform 7. Having grown up playing the original Infocom games, I thought it would be great fun to write one myself. My favorites were the Zork series, Sorcerer, Enchanter, and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. My friends and I would play the King’s Quest and Space Quest (Sierra On-Line games) but I always enjoyed the text-only adventures. The Infocom parser was more like natural-language than the Sierra On-Line two-word parser.
A funny thing happened on the way to the forum… The anti-spam question on the Registration Page asked me:
“What comes after 4th Grade?”
My answer was of course, “Summer” which the system apparently did not anticipate.
I guess that’s one of the funny things about Interactive Fiction… you can never really anticipate how the User will play the game. Sometimes they will come up with an answer that is technically correct, but different than one you expected. I’m glad to see there is a section on the IF forum for Play Testing, because I think this will really come in handy.