Welcome all to the support thread for July 2023.
Happy Birthday to July babies.
July is the month that the USA celebrates its independence and founding. Cheers to those that celebrate it!
This is the third anniversary of the writer support threads!
This month I am going to highlight the IF game maker: Tony Howard-Arias, Co-founder at Black Tabby Games. He and his wife have recently made the game: Scarlet Hollow.
Tony has kept a running developer diary going throughout this game’s development and deployment.
Here are three of the more interesting entries:
1: Thinking about game balance as part of narrative design (and why you should care)
2: Creating a dynamic relationship system in Scarlet Hollow
3: 5 rewrites that made Scarlet Hollow a better game
All three of these articles deal with topics that every IF story/game writer should give thought to when working on their projects.
It is wonderful to share everyone’s journey during the month; both highs and lows help each one of us realize that we are not alone in our journey.
Thank you, everyone who continues to participate in these threads – it helps others when you do participate, sometimes more than you think.
If anyone else has something special going on in June, kindly let us know.
My July goals are:
Start to firm up some of the stats and stat display page features for Patchworks
Compile, sort and start analyzing the feedback I received from the live alpha testing
Complete a “code tightening” pass of the “common route” of Patchworks
Map out and code chapter 3 of the “docks route” of Patchworks.
Goals 3 and 4 are this month’s hard-set goals, meaning I will be working on them both each day of the month that I write.
Goals 1 and 2 will be things I will work on as I have time during the month.