JayIsGames has occasional game design competitions, and I’m going to enter the current one.
And I’m going to get disqualified.
The idea is that everyone makes a text-based game where you have to escape from a room, and it’s all jolly and fun. You’re supposed to use Z-Code to write it, because it’s basically the standard for making these kinds of games. My first fault will be not using Z-Code. I’m just gonna make my own text engine. They’re simple enough to crank out anyway, and Z-Code doesn’t do everything that I want it to.
That’s a pretty minor rule to break, though–The other rule that I’m breaking is the real problem. They say that the games have to be an equivalent to “rated Teen” or lighter. Fuck that. This game is going to be pissed off and proud of it. This game will be the drunken uncle of text-based games. This game will hate you as a player and a person, and will tell you so at any opportunity it gets.
It’s going to be called “You Find Yourself In A Room.” And it’s going to be awesome.