Sharing

I have finished my first Twine style and it’s shared on the sidebar menu. I am working on my next one. I have worked out all of the kinks I can find. I’ve noticed some weird characters showing up in the demo, but this is due to my browser not displaying certain characters properly when exporting Twine code, so it should effect anyone else using the files.

I’m enjoying this project both because I’m quite fond of Twine, and because I like the challenge of trying to dive into and customize existing designs with minimal instruction.

On to the next one!

Paints

I have a few errands I’m supposed to be running at the moment, so naturally I’m doing Twine fiddling. I decided to use a mutator observer to apply randomized paints to the passages. I have this one mostly finished, there’s just a few kinks left.

http://johnalatouf.com/testing/TwineCSS/PaintCanvas/Story.html

I noticed that the fonts in the save menu are missing some characters? Or something? I will investigate as soon as I have gone to the store, washed the dishes, walked the dog, and cleaned the apartment.

Not Dead

I was out of town, visiting my sister and new nephew in Alberta. It was an exciting adventure and an opportunity to recharge. I’m breaking from Unity work to work on some more web design. I’m trying to make some generic stylesheet/jQuery snippets to dress up Twine games that are made with the SugarCube theme.

screenshot

It will… not look like this when I am finished, but I need to mess with some background images to figure out the jQuery. I’d like to do two paint-themed designs and then I don’t know what else. I will probably return to Unity in another week, although classes are gearing up again soon and I need to re-learn all of my linear algebra because it’s been a while.

Twine and Spreadsheets

I’m working at prototyping The Ceresian in Twine. I’m a huge fan of Twine for this purpose because it lets me design the various points systems while I write the game. I need to implement the morale points system into what I have finished so far, but the rest are in.

Points systems:

  • Personality Friendly
  • Personality Hostile
  • Personality Professional
  • morale
  • experience
  • Friendship Points for each character

Twine doesn’t let me design the puzzles that will be included, but I can work on those later. I have ideas in mind for several of them. I have written up a list of the assets I’ll need for the scenes I have written. I’m going to go through Andrew’s Unity assets later to see if there’s anything I can use.

If I have time, I’d like to write some jQuery scripts for Twine that I could share out. I’d like to make some scripts that allow developers to make non-linear web comics. I’d need:

  • speech bubbles
  • layout
  • character creator

Anyways, things to think about.