If you’ve been wondering what I’ve been hinting at for the past couple of weeks, the bag is off the cat:
In one sentence: Andrew Plotkin sets up Kickstarter project for new, original iPhone text adventure. Yes, for money. If funded, I will quit my day job and go to town on this thing. That includes an iPhone Glulx interpreter (which will be open-source, obviously). Plus I’ll have time to do all the Glulx update work that I keep promising.
As for the game itself, I have a short intro teaser up: eblong.com/zarf/zweb/hadean-teaser/
If you don’t have an iPhone (iPad, iPod Touch) then you can pre-order the Special Limited Edition of my planned game. Which means I’ll send you the Glulx file on a CD – play it on whatever you want. This release is only available through Kickstarter. When the game actually ships, it’ll be iOS-only.
The Kickstarter page is open through November (plus the first week of December, to leave room for the US Thanksgiving holiday). If all goes well, I’ll be out of my day job by Christmas, and IF work will begin New Year’s Day.
Whew. We’re off.