Text the Halls: a TIGSource IF Competition

By: Derek Yu

On: December 10th, 2007

Text the Halls

Sorry, guys. It’s time to learn how to read!

  • Average Higgins

    Dammit, I hate reading.

  • Zeno

    I’m illiterate.

  • http://www.tscreative.net BMcC

    Oh heck yes.

  • Xander

    Hell yes. I’m in!

  • Gr.Viper

    Damn… that bottle thing reminded me of Infocom’s “Sherlock”. One of the first things I did at the very beginning, instead of giving Holmes the newspaper, was opening my doctor’s bag, taking a bottle of pills, getting both the pills and cotton wool out, sticking cotton balls into my ears, taking violin and playing it. Mrs Hudson was NOT entertained.

    And in their “Borderzone” I got the paper towel wet by throwing it in the toilet instead of using the tap.

    *goes to sleep dreaming about “Hunter in Darkness”*

  • Shih Tzu

    I wish I knew Inform :(

  • http://www.tscreative.net BMcC

    I’m going to look into the more code-friendly options…

    Perhaps we should combine our powers? :)

  • http://electricantzine.com ryan

    I’m gonna take the plunge and enter— I need to find the option that requires as little programming as possible… I did Karel and Hello, World but never got any further.

    Off to the forums for suggestions. If I can I’ll try a horror manga – mutant love story IF.


  • rz.

    me and BMcC (oops, i mean, BMcC and I) are collaborating on a pack of epic TIG Assaults. be afraid.

    be very, afraid.

    ~ idkmybffjill

  • http://www.tscreative.net BMcC

    Hahaha, they probably won’t fit the competition, though. :x

  • JP

    > inv
    You are carrying:
    1 monocle (wearing)
    1 large false handlebar mustache
    1 copy Hofstadter’s “Gödel Escher Bach”
    no tea

  • JP

    Oh curses, no line breaks on my comment. GAG DESTROYED.

  • I Like Cake

    Inform is very code friendly. The code is just English-like.

    Expect a super late, rushed and stupid entry from yours truly about three seconds before the deadline.

  • Pixel Mort

    ADRIFT is a bit easier than Inform, I think.

  • Relatively Old Greek

    Don´t be such an arrogant prick Derek!

  • Sauce
  • tantan

    It is dark. You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

  • Kloi


  • Trotim

    You cannot drink the bottle.

  • http://gnomeslair.blogspot.com/ gnome

    Ahhh, an IF compo for this prestigious crowd. Excellent, excellent!

  • Melly

    People should go and get the IF developers out there to submit their most ludicrous ideas for this thing. It`s not for prizes, just fun, so you can make an IF about masturbation, for all people care.

  • Mandrake42

    I love how Grues are in every Infocom game, even ones that aren’t in a fantasy setting.

    Hehe, I like that there is actually a Tiger sauce. Derek a bottle of that should be the prize :P