I am a public school teacher. I’d like to assign my students to use a traditional IF authoring system, such as TADS or ALAN to create their own game, however, we are limited by two main requirements:
- The students all have Windows 10 computers, but we can’t install any EXEs on them.
- Web-based tools tend to be off-limits, as they don’t comply with laws like FERPA, SOPIPA, COPPA etc., basically if a student must create an account and the Web site offers any means for strangers to contact students, to see student’s work, etc., it is off-limits. …pretty much only Web sites designed specifically with teachers and students in mind are setup to comply. The students must be isolated to only contacting their teacher and classmates on a Web site.
An ideal situation is if the students write their code in Notepad, copy to a web tool where it compiles and lets them play, but doesn’t save anything on their web site, its just a tool for compiling and playing, nothing else.
How can we develop and play the games students make within these limitations?