Why would anyone ever create a TADS game if you can’t upload a self-contained playable game to other sites?
I think it is horrible anyone could be suckered into using this tool to create a game and then realizing how screwed they are when they can only publish it on one gaming site. Is there any momentum to fix this?
How are you publishing your game? Meaning what format are they in? Does TADS let you create a .gblorb or a .zblorb? Textadventures.co.uk accepts
itch.io will accept a zip file, but the game won’t play online unless the game is packaged as an html in the top folder of the zip called index.html. Players should be able to download your zip and run it themselves in a supported interpreter.
Unfortunately, TADS hasn’t been maintained in a while, so it requires an interpreter that will play it and I don’t think it will create a web-playable html, which is what many players and sites prefer now.