Chris Sainty

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Experiments in text adventure

Like many who were into computers “back in the day” I still maintain a nostalgic, warm and fuzzy feeling at the memory of early text based adventure games.

Back when all I knew were the PRINT and INPUT commands in QBASIC, these were the very first programs I created.

Where am I going with this?

Well over the weekend I was learning the Impress.js presentation library and thought to myself that it really was a beautiful way to display text in a web browser. Then a little light bulb went off in my head.

3 hours later, I had forked impress.js and used it’s HTML5 canvas and CSS3 animations to create an engine for a modern text adventure game.

You can see the results of that intense session of programming here

I have quite a few other ideas for what I could do with this underlying concept. If it eventually comes together as I see it, it will be beautiful.