“Build Your Own Text Adventure”
(Assignment Objectives for Reflection Posts can be found here.
Reflection post #1 due (Sunday, Sept. 25 by 11pm.)
Reflection comment #1 due (Monday, Sept. 26 by 11pm.)
Many of us have experimented with writing short fiction (stories, poems, plays) for a class or for fun. Many of us have written computer code of some kind (programming, to engage in text encoding or analysis) for a class … and some of us for fun. But I expect that most of us have not found a way to combine the two, and that is what the “Build Your Own Text Adventure” assignment is meant to do – give us the chance to experiment with fiction, games, puzzles through code scripting.
In your reflection post, you will consider your progress with your team in developing your project. Include information about and consider these issues in your post:
- Describe your project – the genre, the narrative arc as you envision it, the characters, the objective, the conflicts you are building into the story for the player to be confronted with in order to succeed (or fail).
- Demonstrate how you are thinking about your work in light of the history and current state of interactive fiction and text-based games by incorporating one direct and one indirect quotation from one of the readings you are doing during this module.
- Discuss the benefits and challenges of working collaboratively in your team of three to complete this assignment. Explain what each team member is contributing to the project.
- Present your work in progress through screenshots or code snippets from your project, an image, video, or audio clip that shows your inspiration for your project.
Give TWO categories for your post: “Reflections” and “Reflection #1”. These categories are crucial to organizing how readers will find your work.