August 24th-27th 2012 :: Theme: Evolution

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textcraft

by panda - 48 Hour Compo Entry

A very simple (text) world editor.

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Ratings

#49Innovation3.80
#487Theme2.60
#562Mood2.25
#573Overall2.60
#606Fun2.24
#641Coolness45%

Comments

Jeremy1080 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:10am

It's a very cool concept! I like the creativity someone can put in to it if they truly want to!

NedortGames says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:10am

Nice, I really enjoyed playing this!

I can`t really give much criticism.

Sestren says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:26am

I was a little disappointed I couldn't "make door dennis" but it's an interesting concept for a game. I think a small placeholder world to start out in to explore would have helped a lot as far as the interest level, though.

The Jahn says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:21am

I really like this entry. It's unique and makes a bit of a statement.

vilya says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:11pm

Aaargh, blank slate syndrome! Give me a few bits in the world to start with and I'd be much more comfortable creating from there.

panda says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 3:17am

Thanks for the feedback so far! I see several of you are asking for a placeholder world! I'll make sure to put out in the fleshed-out version I'm hoping to make on my next free weekend. Thank you for the feedback and encouragement!
Initially we could add doors to anywhere (including "Dennis"), but then the program can't use the grid to figure out what else is connected to that spot, so the feature didn't make it in time. But I love the imagination that lies behind a door that goes to "dennis"!

Switchbreak says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 3:33am

I love this! Such a clever, simple idea, and so awesome. I wish there were a few more things I could do with creation - like making doors or objects require some other object to be able to go through them/take them. With that addition I would be able to build some actual puzzles. Still, nice creative idea!

Smitty333 says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 3:39am

I like how it is possible for me to create a situation where I move north and then south and i am in a different room than I started :P

ahm99 says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 3:45am

Very interesting. I like this. I may have to play with it sometime again. It'd be nice if you could make interactive objects maybe. Like doors that require keys. It'd be even cooler if you could save it somehow like maybe give you some text storing the game data. Either way it was cool. I'd like to see the post-compo version of this. Good job.

jplur says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 2:27am

Talked to you on irc about world building, nice to see the entry. This could become a lot of fun with more features!

dlan says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 8:01pm

Interesting idea, the world feel a little empty at the start, but with enough imagination, the concept can take you anywhere :) You could definitely expand on it to make something cool. I got a bug when trying to make an object with a space in the name, it only recognize the first word when using the command "look at".

Brassawiking says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 3:17pm

This concept would be very interesting if you can inject dynamics and interactions, like making a key work on a certain locked door etc. Maybe link it together with multiplayer so we create the same world?

Cake&Code says ...
Sep 4, 2012 @ 4:03am

Hehe, I agree with Sestren about the door to DENNIS (http://www.homestarrunner.com/dungeonman.html). I also noticed that giving a name with a space in it ruined the pattern matching when trying to look for an object (say with the name "ye flask").

It was pretty entertaining though, great work!

Yakka says ...
Sep 4, 2012 @ 11:07am

I like the concept. It's still very poor but maybe you can do something very fun with it!

panda says ...
Sep 7, 2012 @ 4:14am

Thank you everyone for all the good advice and encouragement! I made an updated version of the game (it doesn't incorporate all the feedback yet, I don't have much time - but it has some!). Of course I have to leave the judging version there for the contest, but if you just want to have fun you can try the updated version at http://jpemartin.com/~jpmartin/textcraft/

Norgg says ...
Sep 7, 2012 @ 9:32pm

Interesting start to something. Biggest feature this could do with is sharing your world for someone else to explore once you've created it.

scoots says ...
Sep 15, 2012 @ 6:35pm

This is a great idea and it works well. Cool stuff!

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