INSTEAD

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INSTEAD
Authoring system
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Links Home page Download
Developer
Format Other
Interaction style Parser-choice hybrid
Systems Windows, macOS, Linux, Other
System details
Latest version 3.4.1 / 8 Sep 2021
Status Stable
Uses interpreter
Multimedia support graphics, sound
License MIT
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INSTEAD Game «The Returning of the Quantum Cat»

INSTEAD — an INterpreter of Simple TExt ADventure, created by Peter Kosyh in 2009 and now one of the actively developing engines in Russia. Games are written in the programming language Lua.

Games in English

  • Kayleth
  • Returning of the quantum cat (file "instead-cat_en"). Incomplete translation and old version.
  • A small tutorial is included in the package program.

Publishing online

The engine itself is purely offline but there are several community conversions.

excelenter's Haxe solution compiles into a Flash game, epoxa's gives you a server-side game, or there is an Emscripten approach for a regular downloadable Javascript game page. It' not the best on the performance or utilising the browser capabilities, though.

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