Fancy website with docs: http://mcantelon.github.io/fashion-quest/
Fashion Quest is an interactive fiction framework being created so we can make a text adventure game about fashion because we love fashion and we love text adventure games.
Games created with the framework define the game using YAML files and bits of Ruby.
You need Shoes to use this so download Shoes now to your computer:
Run Shoes then open
run.rb and you'll be able to select a sample game to run.
Four test games come with the source and are location in the "games" directory.
The game "Fashion Quest: Daydream" is very small and mainly for demo purposes. It lives in the "games/daydream" directory.
The game "Pirate Adventure Knockoff" is a port of the 1978 text adventure "Pirate Adventure" by Scott Adams and lives in the "games/pirate_adventure" directory.
The game "Cloak of Darkness" is a port of a game that is used to compare IF frameworks. It shows how a game can be defined using one file (as is possible with games written using Inform and other frameworks). It lives in the "games/cloak_of_darkness" directory.
There is game stump in the "games/new_game" directory that can be used as a blank slate when starting development of a new game.
Documentation can be found online at http://mcantelon.github.io/fashion-quest/doc/build/html/index.html.
There are a couple platform-specific issues:
Scrolling is jerky when a game incorporates images.
When output window contains a lot of text, the game slows down.
Workaround: Use "clear" command to clear the output window.
The background photo a game/background.jpg is by Kalimera, (c) Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic. It was cropped. His other photos and be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/kalimera.
The yard photo at game/locations/images/yard.jpg is by Patrick Q, (c) Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic. It was cropped. His other photos can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrick_q.
The entrance photo at game/locations/images/entrance.jpg is by Jack Hebert, (c) Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic . It was cropped. His other photos can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/jackhebert.
The upstairs photo at game/locations/images/upstairs.jpg is by Apuch, (c) Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic. It was cropped. His other photos can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/apuch.
The door photo at game/locations/images/hallway.jpg is by vp_foz, (c) Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic. It was cropped. His other photos can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/vp_foz.
The bedroom photo at game/locations/images/bedroom.jpg is by Stacy Michelle, (c) Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic. It was cropped. Her other photos can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/stacymbass.
The closet photo at game/locations/images/closet.jpg is by schizoform, (c) Attribution 2.0 Generic. It was cropped. His other photos can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/schizoform.
Thanks to Why the Lucky Stiff for creating Shoes and inspiring the creative use of computers! We miss you!