Entries from September 2009 ↓

Andy Brooks: Inform 7 in Introductory Games Programming

Andy Brooks uses Inform 7 as a game engine for an introductory games programming course at an Icelandic university.

Brooks writes:

I teach about the standard IF puzzle types (door puzzles, light source puzzles, vehicle puzzles, time puzzles, and puzzles involving NPCs) and then get the students to tackle a big assignment to create their own IF game. They then playtest each othersĀ“ games to learn about that side of game development.

(I guess roughly 60% of the module is on this.)

The relevant syllabus, complete with Inform examples, may be found here.

Filfre 0.985

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Jimmy Maher announces a significant upgrade to Filfre, an interpreter for playing z-code and Glulx games on Windows. The newest release includes a number of bug-fixes and implements accelerated opcodes to play complex Glulx games more quickly.