Hi. A while ago I was having a discussion with a mad person on audiogames.net calling himself Aprone, about the difficulties of creating a gamebook with numbered sections to turn to when you suffer from a lack of eyeballs and cannot therefore use things like spider diagrams.
With his usual ludicrous speed, Aprone came up with the solution, a program named Darkgrue, ---- somehoe because of me ;d. Darkgrue will let you create a number of standard text files to be the sections of your book, linked by choices which each lead to another section. You can use the arrow keys to navigate around the pages, and do some clever things like copy and paste different choices or create a separate title for each section. With all the navigation taken care of, you are then free to use your imagination to open each file in notepad and come up with the actual book text. the program is self voicing, but also contains textual information, so probably would be of interest to any potential gamebook authors, as it could be a very useful tool. I began a humerous test adventure with darkgrue basically to test out the program. Being a simple game, it was to have no dice rolling, and just feature choices based on the odd item. As is often the case though, what was intended to be a comedy litle romp through a dungeon grew into a 90 odd section monstrosity with cast of monsters, puzles and generalized insanity! So here it is: http://www.sendspace.com/file/8vq939 For more about darkgrue, please go to Jeremy kaldobsky, aka Aprone's site on http://www.kaldobsky.com/audiogames/ Hope people enjoy the insanity of the book, and also get some fun out of darkgrue. I do have plans (and have already started writing), for a far more serious book next, which will also feature a unique stats system including combat and character attributes, and will be set in it's own rather distinct world. stil, I hope people have fun with dungeons. if you get stuck, please look in the readme for some general hints, and if your extremely stuck, i'm willing to answer questions, though I hope the puzles are all doable. All the best, dark. --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. All messages are archived and can be searched and read at http://email@example.com. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.