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Inform 7 is a programming language which uses natural language for programming and is used to create interactive fiction games in the Zcode or Glulx format. It is not just a language or a compiler but also a full featured IDE for the same purpose.

This is a very simple Inform 7 Hello World Program

`The World is a room. Every turn, say "Hello World!"`

It is much much better than other languages like TADS 3 or Quest for this purpose.

You may say that the language is not powerful enough. But, it is atleast *very* powerful for what it is designed to do.

Play this game for a while: Glass

Now, look at the source.

If not a very useful thing, it is surely a work of art. A great beauty.

P. S: Here is a source of an even more complex game.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hm, I want to learn this one. It would be interesting to create my own text-based game. But, first, I need a plotline.

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But, first, I need a plotline.

That is the same reason that is keeping me from creating mine.

The IDE itself comes with a good manual which has a lot of examples and tutorials

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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I have an idea of what it could be based on, but I haven't done any work on it. I don't have enough time.

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Okay! Idea, please?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Judging by your last thread the bobbym biography seems indicated.

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Hmm, text adventures are traditionally RPGs (though programming a different genre might be possible). The Player is going to be bobbym?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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What player? The HERO of course better suits me. I slay reppies, marry the Diaz and solve every math problem before they are even posed.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Well, I have this hanging FRP idea about a priest of a Sun God who becomes possessed by something so there is an imbalance in the length of day and night. If you get a Gothic horror setup to go along with it, you should get an interesting basic underlying plot line.

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Hi stefy;

Did you play Gothic 4?

What is FRP?

Hi bobbym;

then what do you want the player character to be? A game is a medium in itself, it is not wise to think that writing a game is same as writing a book or a film.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is why I never wrote one of those games.

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Did you read this: http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=19536

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I remember that.

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DId you examine the list on the wall?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, but I have never been interested in writing games in general. I only wrote one real game and it was an alien shooter up type.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Agnishom wrote:

Hi stefy;

Did you play Gothic 4?

What is FRP?Hi bobbym;

then what do you want the player character to be? A game is a medium in itself, it is not wise to think that writing a game is same as writing a book or a film.

I did not.

FRP - Fantasy Role Play.

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Do you believe in the existence of a purpose of existence?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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If there isn't, there isn't. If there is, nothing to be done about it, so why bother?

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Hmm, and do you like transparent soap?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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What's with the transparent soap?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hohohohohohohoho, transparent soap is the topic of the day.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Why?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Because you can not see it.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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No, why is it the topic of the day?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not know, I will ask Agnishom.

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