Hi Dark,

Lol! Great job. I just downloaded this gamebook, played a few games,
and its great. Thanks for writing this funny adventure. Reminds me of
the old Choose Your Own Adventure stories from the 1980's. Does anyone
remember those?

In the Choose Your Own Adventure gamebooks you were given a story, and
you were given options at the bottom of each page. Depending on the
options you selected the book would end differently. I use to love
reading them, because there were so many variations of the same story
depending on choices it took several readings to find out what all the
paths were. Some ended pretty quickly like explore the darkened room,
and you stepped into a hole and fell to your death. Where if you
ignored the darkened room you would move on in the story and be given
two more choices until you got to one of the endings. It was great
fun.

Cheers!


On 8/15/11, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
> 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.
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