Conspiracy - An Interactive Text Adventure
By Mr. Ferrante
Program Updated March 4, 2001
Newest release: Conspiracy! Text Adventure Game (Level 1/2a)
This is a project I got really into one summer. Although it's dead now, I'd consider picking it back up as a
collaborative project. If any of you want to work on this project with me, here's what you need to know.
You should have some programming experience and the capability to learn a new system quickly. The program is
written in Inform. Maybe we could form a mini club or something.
The project involves the following:
- Write a complete story script. There are two components to this. One is the story script,
which is a rich and detailed story, much like a book. The second is the program script,
which is taking the story and translating it into program requirements and a program outline
(rooms, maps, creatures that need programming, game timers, etc.) This is the easy part.
- Write, test, and debug the program. If you're interested, check out the
Inform Designer's Manual so you know what you're
getting yourself into. If you work on the project, you'll have to read/scan most of the manual.
Meanwhile, if you've never played an interactive text adventure game, check out
Zork I online. This
is one of the first well-known text adventure games that stands as an icon, much like Pac-man does for classic arcades.
Level 2 is now explorable, but is still under development. Also, several items have been fixed since the first release.
For example, you automatically exit the oasis.
Download the newest release here: Conspiracy! Text Adventure Game (Level 1/2a)
Only the first area of the game is complete. (The second area is mapped and coded, but not included
in this version.) You play the role of a ... hey wait... I can't tell you - it's top secret!
You'll see why.
In the version above:
To get out of the Bubbling Oasis, type EXIT
There are a number of things that have been fixed since the version here. If you find something quirky
(or that you think SHOULD be a valid command) please e-mail me. I may not have fixed it yet.