There are two things I love in my childhood memories… Interactive Fiction and Anime. I know I am going to cause a ruffling of feathers to “pro-versatile authoritative” interactive fiction critics… But I don’t give a damn. I am versatile, but that doesn’t mean I have to bow down to how interactive fiction has to be, but doesn’t mean that I like designing hypertext or the like… I rather visual novels at that juncture then hypertext fiction. Which is nothing more then a J-IF. But I digress, as I am more apt to design more parser based IF, doesn’t mean that I am one to say “IF is Infocom…” Which is absurd and quite assuming… And you know what they say about assumptions? Anyhow, unlike the “pro-versatile authorities” in the IF community, which I run into time and time again, in IF IRC’s, time and time again, I don’t get my knickers in a twist over how one views how IF should or shouldn’t. If one wants to make hypertext, let them. If one wants to make parser-based… So much the better.
My proposal is simple, and may cause a few raised eyebrows, how does a parser based visual novel for IF sound? I am thinking of going by route of ngPAWS (thanks Uto and company for developing this awesome platform! you are THE best!) with Anime style art (I am doing this all on my own, may have help). This is to be done after porting a project I been working on from ALAN to Inform 7 (a mystery spoof I christened Castle Macbeth). Hope this gets some interest!