Thursday, January 28, 2016

On the Horizon

Just to keep everyone on tabs what's happening. I've been (very busy/managing my time poorly) but I've managed to scratch together the start of a promising project. It's still a bit early to talk details, since it's already changed shape dramatically (from a stat-management game to a more traditional AIF adventure) but right now I think I've got it down to a manageable size and concept. I think it will be much lighter in tone than my other projects, so if you like that, that's something to look forward to.

Alongside that, I'm also working on a conversation extension, my own take on the Threaded Conversation concept already released by Chris Conley. Once that's done I can expand the AIF Toolkit, probably with a new extension focused on everything around actually "doing it": seduction, relationships, willingness, NPC-directed sex, etc. I probably won't be releasing any extensions until Inform 7 fixes the extension system.

Finally, I've been working very hard on my next book, Duel to the Death. I don't want to bring it up too often, I want this blog to be game-focused, but it's a very important part of my future so I don't want to completely ignore it either. If you are interested in the new book, I'll try to keep my updates about it mostly on the new site I've made ( and on my (sigh) twitter It's coming out this spring, though I don't feel comfortable naming a month yet.

Anyways, that's it for now. Have a fun new year!


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Temporary Fix for ALC

A temporary fix has been made to solve compatibility issues with Advanced Layered Clothing with the new 6M62 release. You can download it here.

 The issue was the result of a bug introduced in the new Inform 7 which breaks (in place of...) headings. Unfortunately the AIF Toolkit relies on these headings to ensure everything works smoothly, so Simpler AIF and Advanced Layered Clothing had to be clumsily stitched together.

This also means that other parts of the AIF Toolkit are probably broken as well, if you are using any of the other optional extensions. However, the following should work:

1) Copy that extension's source code into your source code.

2) Delete any instances of "(for use with Advanced Layered Clothing by Another Wannabe)", but only that part.

3) If there are any instances of "(for use without Advanced Layered Clothing by Another Wannabe)", comment out the heading and everything below it, including sub-headings.

I'm hoping that there will be a new release fairly soon that will fix these issues. If not, I'll try and release a less haphazard fix.


ALC Not Compatible with New I7 Build

Hi, I just wanted to let people know that Advanced Layered Clothing is not compatible with the new build of Inform 7 released this winter. I'm working on a fix but I really don't know what the problem is yet. If you are working on a project that uses ALC I suggest not updating Inform 7 until I fix the issue.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Character Profile: Audrey Holland

 "--I'm so sorry!"

Full Name: Audrey Holland
Specialization: Data Analysis
Age: 25
Birthplace: San Diego, California, U.S.A.
Education: B.A. in Statistical Mathematics

Easily flustered, constantly apologetic and always polite, Audrey Holland insists on getting along with everyone as well as possible. She's dog crazy to a fault, though, and if you let her she'll talk your ears off. You suspect she's not nearly as one-dimensional as she seems.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Character Profile: Zoe Mousawi

"I live for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but don't think that means I'm bad at what I do. For me, it's always work first, then party."

Full Name: Zoe Mousawi
Specialization: Accounting
Age: 23
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Education: B.A. in Accounting

Zoe is the sort of girl that works and parties hard, she knuckles down during the day and rushes to the clubs every Friday. Though she claims to not to take life to seriously, she's got a compassionate streak a mile wide and finds herself weighing in on situations where her opinion isn't needed.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Character Profile: Cecilia Ellis

"As long as you work hard, we'll get along just fine.We don't have to be friends."

Full Name: Cecilia Ellis
Specialization: Public Relations
Age: 28
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Education: Masters in Marketing

Hard nosed and driven, you got the job Cecilia was fighting for, and she's pissed about it. Not one to let emotions get in the way of doing a job, she doesn't seem interested in a relationship at all, especially not with you. Perhaps if you can prove yourself as serious and hard-working as her, she'll see you in a different light.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Character Profile: Gabriela Ortez

"You don't know everything about me -- and I don't want you to, either."

Full Name: Gabriela Ortez de Santa Maria
Specialization: Graphic Arts
Age: 22
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Intensely introverted, Gabriela always arrives before anyone else and leaves after everyone's gone. Refusing to attend meetings, Gabriela overwhelmingly prefers to communicate over email. Talented as she is, her secretiveness often gets in the way of her job, and she finds herself often the subject of gossip and and speculation. Is she just shy? Or does she have something to hide?

EDIT 12/11/2015: Changed from Gabriel to Gabriela. Thanks anonymous!