I Made a Game - Voyage of the Marigold

, in Computing, Interactive

I was going for an authentic retro vibe with the illustrations using my Atkinson Dither component. I knew it would come in handy for something.

Play Voyage of the Marigold

I am happy to announce that I have finally finished my secret project - it's a choice-based text adventure/random exploration game in the fashion of the 80s Fighting FantasyI say 80s but two new books by the original authors were published last year! and you can play it right now by clicking the link above.

The game is my entry in the 2024 SpringThing Festival of Interactive Fiction. In the spirit of the competition I will not say too much about the game here; rest assured I have a full post-mortem written for publication once the festival ends.

In case anyone is interested, the game is written in inkWhat a wonderful, ridiculous language augmented extensively with custom javascript. I am particularly proud of the automatic mapping system.