My first interactive fiction, “the scarecrow”, is now live for you guys to try out.
Hopefully you’ll enjoy it – the intention here was never to write a great work of fiction, it was initially just to learn the platform… but as I started to build the world I got quite attached to it so quite a lot of care has gone into this. I think enough scene-setting has already been discussed in previous posts, but in my opinion here is how best to experience this story:
1) Grab a nice big glass of red wine
2) Curl up on a couch or some other comfortable place. Dim the lights.
3) Stare at this painting by John Constable
4) Imagine the scene in the painting decaying into a rotten, barren landscape.
If by this point you want to know what is in that cottage, click this link and enjoy 🙂
Feedback is most welcome, particularly if you find yourself getting annoyed or stuck (something I’ve tried very hard to avoid happening). An entire playthrough should take around 20-30 minutes.
Edit: Just in case anyone hasn’t played IF before – remember to examine everything, and if you get lost you can “look” to see what’s around you.