Welcome all to the support thread for August 2023.
Happy Birthday to August babies.
Thank you, everyone who continues to participate in these threads – it helps others when you do participate, sometimes more than you think.
If anyone has specific questions or concerns I may help with, please let me know.
This month I thought I’d share an article about achievements and two unusual but very useful writing tools.
First, I often see people asking: What types of achievements there are and how to write them. This article, while older, really focuses in on the basics which you can use to help to design and write achievements for your story.
This second resource is something that is invaluable if you decide to incorporate symbols into your game. Using the correct Unicode symbols means the difference between a hot mess that does not compile correctly and happy readers who will be singing your praises for symbols they see correctly in your game.
Please note this site has tons of non-Unicode symbols as well … using those may, or may not work properly within the Choice Script engine.
Finally, a resource that I use when there is a concept on the tip of my toungue which refuses to take shape when I am trying to put it to paper:
I also use this when trying to come up with themes … for example, writing for a jam, such as the Halloween Jam by @poison_mara
My August goals are:
- Start working on my “common route” for Patchwerks based on feedback received.
- Finish mapping out chapter 3 of my “docks route” of Patchwerks
Working on my common route will be a multi month effort because I will be taking the feedback I got from my recent Alpha and making major and minor changes, improvements and bug fixes based on what was given to me.
The mapping goal is a carry-over from July because I did not finish it in July.
May everyone complete their August goals.