Hi everyone, my first post here.
My name is Mark Eaton and I was both surprised and happy to find that the text adventure games that I wrote some 25 years are still going. Even my dad's, Barrie Eaton, are still going on.
My first published game was Castle Adventure when I was 13 in an Amstrad magazine. I loved playing those games back then but I forgot about them over time.
About 2 years ago dad showed me this site and a couple of others proving that people still played these games. Admittedly I didn't think too much about it at the time.
I tend to not use a computer for recreational purposes these days, preferring a smartphone or tablet instead.
And that got me thinking. What text adventure games are there for these devices?
Surprisingly I didn't find that may for Android. So I decided to convert one of my dad's game over to that device: Moonbase 3.
If anyone is interested this is the link to the demo: https://market.android.com/details?id=Moonbase3.demo
It has all the technological features of the complete version, except it is only 20% of the game.
If you like it then try the full version here for AU $2.00: https://market.android.com/details?id=M ... 3.Complete
I incorporated some device technologies including:
1. Different font sizes
2. Speech to text so that you can have the game read aloud the text for you
3. Speech input so you can voice your commands
4. Gestures so that you can swipe an arrowhead to move north or south, and swipe left or right to move east or west.
5. And, of course, the classic text input.
I still love these games and would be interested in any feedback from people.
Let me know what you think!