Category talk:Authoring system
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Interactive Fiction was resurrected by a couple of developers that created new systems that allowed for relatively easy creation of IF games. The first system was TADS (The Adventure Development System) created by Mike Roberts. A few years later Inform was created by Graham Nelson.
Those are considered the major platforms for developing interactive fiction although there are a list of other systems with varying merits.
-- David Welbourn 21:58, 6 Jan 2005 (Central Standard Time)
- Done. And thanks. -- David Welbourn 22:54, 20 February 2008 (PST)
Simple TExt ADventure INterpreter for Unix and Windows.
INSTEAD was designed to create and play games that could be classified as a mix of visual novel, text quest and classical 90'ss quest.
- simple story source code (LUA based script);
- gui and text (readline) interfaces;
- gui interface supports music and pictures;
- theme support;
- portability (initially the project has been written under the Linux and depends on SDL and lua);
Project page: http://instead.googlecode.com
Developer's forum: http://instead.pinebrush.com
INSTEAD launcher is also available. It's a special qt4 based program allows you download new stories from the official repository and be in course of all relatead software updates.
INSTEAD launcher project page: http://code.google.com/p/instead-launcher