Hi, guys and gals! I am trying to figure out a way for my students to play the IF I’ve written as a course text and I am having difficulties uploading files on a personal site of my own (user-error for sure) (also, I started a thread recently to work out that issue.)
I am looking at other hosting options. Playfic looks great, because it would be very easy for my students to locate and play the game(s) without downloading anything or figuring out which interpreter they’d need. But Playfic offers the source coding, and I will be utilizing passwords and hidden objects, so I really can’t have them looking at the source coding for spoilers, as their game play will count towards their grade.
I’m trying to make this as easy as possible for the end-user in terms of access. Does anyone know of any other places that will host the game via Parchment that does NOT offer the opportunity to see the source material?
I do not understand how iplayif works. Do you upload the stories to the IFArchive first? I have looked at the IFArchive and I am not sure which files I would need to upload (I only have text and do not need cover art) – is this a singular .gblorb file? If so, is the “suggested directory” the name of my game? Finally, am I allowed to upload here, or is it for members or subscribers? I can’t find any subscription or service price info. If it’s free, would it be rude to submit a test story or more than one story? I’m not sure how much space it takes on the website and what the etiquette is.