Posted on April 14, 2018
Hello everyone! I AM EXHAUSTED. I decided to do the Create Your Own Adventure assignment. I saw it and went “that will be fun” and it was, but bro, shits hard. Essentially, I made my own game (which I’ve never done before) in a Choose Your Own Adventure style.
You can view my game here.
Behind the Process
The assignment bank suggested a tool Inform 7, but I decided to use this website called Twinery. The two tools essentially do the same thing, but the Twinery interface was easier for me to understand. They also had very easy to understand documentation, which as a nerd, I really appreciate. So, before I went to Twinery I had a few ideas for events. I mainly focused on the first few chapter events as I really like the mystery in that section. After I wrote my events and connected all of them, I began my hunt for photos. I looked for black and white photos to maintain aesthetic and consistency. I decided to add some CSS code to my stylesheet to make it more unique. I specifically changed the font, background color, and line spacing. Despite my constant profession that “I AM NOT A CODER”, I really easily added this code to Twinery. Once I was finished, I had to figure out how to put my game on my website. I started by creating a subdomain and uploading the HTML file of my game. Initially, I forgot to name the file index.html so it wasn’t working. I eventually figured it out and honestly screamed with joy.
The difficult part of this assignment was teaching myself a new software. I have never worked with Twinery before, so I was learning as I created. I do have to say that this is the best way to work because the questions come up naturally and you have to seek out answers. In the end, I learned an entire new program and I learned it well. Again, to toot my horn, I think that I did this assignment pretty well seeing as it was my first on this software. The only thing that I could really do to elevate this work, would be to create a color theme for my game. I think that this little detail could make my game just a little bit better.
I really liked the whole process of this game. I would have loved to keep adding more to this game, but I decided to call it. I found this assignment really fun and I definitely would make another game on Twinery.
Well, that is it for now folks. I’ll catch you on the flipside.