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Any indie game developers local to Surrey (UK) interested in sharing their games with a new audience? How about this http://bit.ly/GameDemoLib
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https://itch.io/jam/bard-jam/entries

Bard Jam has now finished with 6 games (including mine) being submitted. I’m pleased with the way it’s gone and the variety of entries submitted. They are mostly text only interactive fictions, but Behind the Scenes is a visual novel and Daily Chthonicle uses a visual interface, but still features text.

Here’s a summary of the games and my thoughts on them.

The Boatswain -  A short work of interactive fiction exploring life at sea through the eyes of the boatswain in Shakespeare’s The Tempest.  It was interesting to see the focus on this game on one of the side-characters of The Tempest, but also one who played a significant role in the lead up to the main body of the play.

Daily Chthonicle - Supernatural Detective Game. In this game you control investigative journalists reporting on supernatural happenings. It was interesting and original and I enjoyed playing it, but I couldn’t find the reference to Shakespeare in it.

The Great British Shake Off -  A deal with the devil to win a game show goes horribly awry.  It was fun, funny & frustrating, and the idea of having a quiz show was novel. The Stephen Fry cameo was perfect, and the endings were dark and twisted.

Armando the Bardo -  Armando loves Shakespeare but he also writes all his plays & gets no credit for it. Is revenge in order? This was such a detailed piece of interactive fiction. The character interactions & humour were great, and the fight scene was tricky.

Behind the Scenes -  High school angst collides with Steven Universe and Hamlet.  I really liked the idea of using a Hamlet production as a setting for exploring the tricky world of teenage relationships. Fun character graphics too.

Shakespeare for Hire -  An interactive fiction about Shakespeare the ad-man, and his desire to make the break from his job and write his first play. This was my entry.

I enjoyed playing all of the entries and am also very pleased that the jam inspired one entrant to write their first game. It was also great to see the variety of styles and interpretation of the theme in these games, as well as the use of different authoring tools, including Twine, Squiffy and Inklewriter.

Please feel free to try out the games yourself and let the creators know what you think.

#bardjam   #interactivefiction   #textadventures   #if  
A game jam from 2016-03-31 to 2016-05-01 hosted by garygreen. The 23rd April 2016 is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. If he'd been around today and was creating interactive stories or inte...
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Pocket Paint (the drawing companion to Pocket Code) now includes a useful text tool. #pocketcode #android #coding
 
Pocket Paint now has a Text tool

Pocket Paint is the companion app to Pocket Code that allows to create and edit Looks of objects and backgrounds. It also is a powerful drawing app in its own right. 

If you need even more text formatting options, please check out http://catrob.at/WordBalloonExplanation

Pocket Paint on Google Play: http://catrob.at/PPoGP
Pocket Code on Google Play: http://catrob.at/pc

Enjoy!
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Hi. I just had an odd thing happen. I opened Pocket Code and all my programs were gone. I think it might have been caused by me downloading a program via Explore, which I ran and then deleted. The icon indicating it had been downloaded was still visible, so I tapped it. Pocketcode then crashed. Then when I went back into Pocketcode all my programs were gone. It's okay, I backed them up, so still have them, but I thought I'd mention it.
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The Shakespeare themed Bard Jam begins on 1st April, and the additional theme has been announced...

Include one of the following Shakespeare phrases in your #BardJam entry:

"Knock, knock, knock! Who's there?"
"give the devil his due."
"Thought is free."

Full details of the interactive fiction and text based writing challenge (which is open to everyone) can be found here: https://itch.io/jam/bard-jam 

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Scales (v2) - reach the tree-tops by scaling the falling ladders & avoid the scaley beasts.

An updated version of one of my first #Pocketcode games.
Get home to the tree-tops by scaling the ladders. Avoid the scaley beasts forcing you down into the jaws of the hungry piranha. Tap to start. Tilt left right to move.
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The Shakespeare themed Bard Jam finished on Saturday. There were 6 entries in the end - all taking the playwright & his works in new directions. https://itch.io/jam/bard-jam/entries
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Less than 2 days left for #BardJam submissions. If you're planning to enter, but don't think you'll finish in time, feel free to upload works-in-progress. I'm keen to see what you were working on.  https://itch.io/jam/bard-jam #interactivefiction     #if   #textadventures  
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https://itch.io/jam/bard-jam

We’re over half way through #BardJam, the Shakespeare themed interactive fiction writing challenge. 12 people have signed up and 2 entries have been submitted already. :-) I haven’t played either of the entries yet (I’m trying not to be influenced for my own submission), but I’m really looking forward to reading/playing them and seeing how people have interpreted the theme in a couple of weeks time.

There’s still plenty of time for anyone who wants to get involved to submit an entry - details are on the page. Even though I mention interactive fiction it can be any type of text based game.

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As it's the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in April, I thought it would be an idea to run a writing challenge and ask the question... if he'd been around today and was creating interactive stories or interactive plays what would he have written? Full details can be found over at: https://itch.io/jam/bard-jam #BardJam  
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Thanks for sharing. Both are interesting twists on the originals.
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