What I’ve Been Up To – Writing and Game Development

So I haven’t used the blog in a while, I was rather busy with a coding bootcamp that I was in. It took up a lot of my time working on the projects in it. I’m going to try to get back into using the blog though. With that in mind I thought I’d start off with a post about what I’m doing right now.

I discovered an interesting sort of game a while back, Choose Your Own Adventure games. I loved the Choose Your Own Adventure books when I was a child, it was such an interesting idea. For there to actually be games that bring that same thing to life, and for most of them to be text-based, is amazing. So in addition to playing through a number of them, I’ve started working on one of my own. It’s a bit of an exercise, it’s certainly not quite like writing usually. I find myself writing out the story I see it, and then having to go back and add in choices and possible paths. It’s going to get quite a bit convoluted I’m sure, either way I’m definitely enjoying it. The system that’s used for it, ChoiceScript, is a really basic coding script, so it’s not difficult to understand at all. I’m pretty comfortable with it already.

The other thing I’ve put a large amount of my focus into is actually working on a game with a friend of mine. We had originally intended to finish it in order to enter it into the Indie Game Maker Contest. Unfortunately time constraints didn’t allow for that, but as a result our game has become quite a bit more fleshed out and we’ll be able to do a lot more with it. I’m really excited about it and we’re making some real progress.

Given that I obviously didn’t dig too much into specifics of either the writing or the game, I’ll definitely try to post more about them later. I also want to just start using this blog again in general.