Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

 
Advanced search

1410061 Posts in 69495 Topics- by 58512 Members - Latest Member: Squirrel_404

July 25, 2024, 04:51:01 AM

Need hosting? Check out Digital Ocean
(more details in this thread)
TIGSource ForumsCommunityJams & EventsTIGJAM UK 4 - 4-7 February, Cambridge [ SOLD OUT ]
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7 ... 18
Print
Author Topic: TIGJAM UK 4 - 4-7 February, Cambridge [ SOLD OUT ]  (Read 78456 times)
Anthony Hart-Jones
Level 0
***


AAA escapee


View Profile WWW
« Reply #80 on: January 02, 2011, 01:47:01 AM »

Thinking about it, there is on other tool/engine that cross-platform indies would find useful for 3-hour game.

Inform 7 [LINK] is great for text-adventures.  The earlier versions are typical of the Z-machine style, powerful and yet easy to use, but version 7 changed the language so that you define the world in normal English.

Quote
The Courtyard is a room.  "The courtyard lies before you, lit only by flaming torches which make the shadows dance malevolently."
The Black Knight is here.  The Black Knight wears armour.
Logged



Working on Noir Past Mistakes Noir and looking for an artist
bateleur
Level 10
*****



View Profile
« Reply #81 on: January 02, 2011, 02:49:10 AM »

version 7 changed the language so that you define the world in normal English

I rate Inform7 very highly, but the claim that its language is "normal English" is more than slightly misleading. It uses normal English words, but the syntax and grammar are just as arcane and demanding as any other high level programming language.
Logged

increpare
Guest
« Reply #82 on: January 02, 2011, 05:23:38 AM »

My two cents:
Yeah, I don't know about I7 in a jam setting - I've seen a couple of people try to use it, then get tripped up on syntax, and there being no other people who knew how to use it around, nothing could be done.  It'd be fine to use it in the presence of someone who was properly familiar with it, though.
Logged
Anthony Hart-Jones
Level 0
***


AAA escapee


View Profile WWW
« Reply #83 on: January 02, 2011, 06:26:24 AM »

You might be right.  I have never used I7 as anything but a way of introducing scripting languages to people who would be scared of 'real' scripting languages.  I think Ren'Py is probably the way I would go if I were making anything text-based in a short time-scale.

As long as we have an internet connection, no matter how congested, I can check the help files and it should be fine.
Logged



Working on Noir Past Mistakes Noir and looking for an artist
Jonathan Whiting
Level 2
**



View Profile WWW
« Reply #84 on: January 02, 2011, 06:34:22 AM »

Internet access at CB2 is free, but very patchy, both weekends I've spent in and around there have had large chunks of time where it wasn't accessible at all.  It's definitely best to not rely on it, download the reference material you need before you head there Smiley
Logged

increpare
Guest
« Reply #85 on: January 02, 2011, 06:39:49 AM »

Yeah, as a safety measure it might be best to download what documentation you can prior Smiley
Logged
Klaim
Level 10
*****



View Profile WWW
« Reply #86 on: January 03, 2011, 05:12:23 AM »

Hey! I'll come this time!  Gentleman

Just need to check the train ticket price from France.

I hope my english is not as bad as I think it is...

Logged

Bander
Level 0
***



View Profile
« Reply #87 on: January 03, 2011, 06:50:45 AM »

Ticket Bought!
Any other scandinavian flying to UK?
Logged

LeFishy
Level 2
**



View Profile WWW
« Reply #88 on: January 03, 2011, 07:10:34 AM »

Hey! I'll come this time!  Gentleman

Just need to check the train ticket price from France.

I hope my english is not as bad as I think it is...



In my experience those who think they are bad are often better than those who think they are good so I'm sure you'll be fine Smiley

My english is pretty bad anyway and I was born in the damned country.
Logged
increpare
Guest
« Reply #89 on: January 03, 2011, 07:46:31 AM »

Hey! I'll come this time!  Gentleman

Just need to check the train ticket price from France.
super!
Logged
JoGribbs
Guest
« Reply #90 on: January 03, 2011, 07:46:47 AM »

I wanted to come to this but I am busy. Hopefully next time Sad
Logged
increpare
Guest
« Reply #91 on: January 03, 2011, 09:50:10 AM »

Is there anyone who would like to go but can't owing to money concerns (that some amount under £100 might fix)?  Someone donated some money that can be put to use to the ends of helping to get someone here who mightn't otherwise be able to afford it.
Logged
mirosurabu
Guest
« Reply #92 on: January 03, 2011, 10:14:43 AM »

I would love to come, but UK government doesn't love me. ):

I can't afford myself UK visa, so I can only go to European jams that do not take place in UK.
Logged
increpare
Guest
« Reply #93 on: January 03, 2011, 11:30:33 AM »

I would love to come, but UK government doesn't love me. ):

I can't afford myself UK visa, so I can only go to European jams that do not take place in UK.
How much do they cost? 
Logged
LemonScented
Level 7
**



View Profile
« Reply #94 on: January 03, 2011, 01:56:40 PM »

Planning to come, but not going to book until I've sorted out time off work, travel plans, money, learning a new language/toolset to use for the weekend, and ARGH it looks like a lot of commitment. Can't I just turn up and get drunk?

I kid, I kid. I'm hoping it'll be a giggle. A playable game in 3 hours still sounds superhuman to me at the moment, though.
Logged

increpare
Guest
« Reply #95 on: January 03, 2011, 01:57:45 PM »

Planning to come, but not going to book until I've sorted out time off work, travel plans, money, learning a new language/toolset to use for the weekend, and ARGH it looks like a lot of commitment.
keep an eye on the number of tickets available - they sold out last time -
Logged
Hayden Scott-Baron
Level 10
*****


also known as 'Dock'


View Profile WWW
« Reply #96 on: January 03, 2011, 02:11:51 PM »

I'm in! Smiley See you there tiggers.

The rest of you, hurry and book a ticket!
Logged

twitter: @docky
Ishi
Pixelhead
Level 10
******


coffee&coding


View Profile WWW
« Reply #97 on: January 03, 2011, 03:25:40 PM »

Got my ticket to tiger town. Tiger
Logged

increpare
Guest
« Reply #98 on: January 03, 2011, 03:29:28 PM »

For those still deciding:

10 tickets left out of the original 35. 
Logged
Alistair Aitcheson
Level 5
*****


"Ali" for short


View Profile WWW
« Reply #99 on: January 03, 2011, 03:35:22 PM »

I just got my ticket  Grin
Logged

Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7 ... 18
Print
Jump to:  

Theme orange-lt created by panic