Adventures in interactive fiction

IF

It’s been a long standing ambition of mine to write an adventure game, and though I’ve been experimenting I’ve never made anything that you could sit down and play.  Since I have some free time at the moment I thought I’d go ahead and write a piece of Interactive Fiction, using Inform 7. I’ve tried Inform before but never really got anywhere, but this time I’ve gotten a lot further, and created a two room game. It’s very simple and deeply un-original but even the act of creating this simple game has taught me a lot.  I still have a way to go, whilst I think I’ve grasped writing puzzles that require one action e.g unlocking something but I’m a little stumped on how to arrange puzzles that require the user does more than one thing.  I’m reading through some IF forums and worked examples so hopefully something will click soon.

Despite it being very simple, I am enjoying the process of writing it a lot.  There’s a lot to remember though, forgetting to define a fireplace as fixed in place allowed me to pick it and and carry it around, whilst amusing  allowing it to remain would completely destroy any kind of atmosphere I create. I’m also trying to make it as non linear as possible to encourage exploration, and avoid frustrating users by forcing them through in a set order.

I’m also debating ‘set dressing’, whilst the aims of the piece are simple I do wonder if it’s worth putting items such as photographs about the world which when looked at give some background information. These items wouldn’t be needed for solving the game just to add atmosphere, but then again I don’t want to clutter it.

Still first I need to figure out this whole multi requirement puzzle thing, so it’s kind of like I at least am on my own adventure already.

Neko Majin Z episode 5 ‘Let’s say goodbye Kai style!”

We finally did it! it’s out !the near mythical Neko Majin Z final episode!  and it’s exciting for Neko Majin and Dragon Ball Z fans, for we meet old friends again a a potentially powerful villain looms on the horizon!

Cast

Z – Masako
The Kid -Mindy
The Narrator, -Tregatron
Goku -Masako
Gohan – DigitalBrute
Pan-Azure
Ox King -Tgohan
Uub -CAEJones
Onio-Wpt1031

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—-Or Catch up with episodes 1-4 here!

Neko Majin Z episode 5 auditions

Neko Majin Z is a self parody manga by Akira Toiryama author of Dragon Ball/Z and Dr Slump. Neko Majin ran for 5 chapters in the Japanese version of the famous manga magazine shonen jump and is also available in book format. NMZ makes lots of fun of DBZ, with the main character Z the Neko Majin being not too far from Db’s hero Son Goku

This is the last episode so features a ton of characters from Dragon Ball Z, I’ve added in a few since the NMZ manga shows a few but they do not speak. Since the chronology is a little off in the manga too I’ve taken liberty with their ages. I am not worried if you sound like the dubs or not, I watched the Ocean dub when it was on but if you can do FUNimation cast impersonations feel free. This is a parody so as long as the characters are recognisable that’s fine.

GOHAN

( Minor part)

Goku’s son is now an adult pretry much, he still retains his light hearted soul. All the excitement has got him thinking about his heroic past

Line 1:

See! I told you my Great Saiyaman outfit still fits!

Line 2: ( In his heroic voice)

GOHAN: HAHA! ALRIGHT NEVER FEAR THE GREAT SAIYMAN IS HERE!

GOKU

Main character

Goku one of the most powerful warriors ever, he also has a very pure heart or else is very simple. We’ve reflected his country accent from the Japanese version, but I’m not stuck to this like glue. What I’ve most looking for is a voice that embodies adult Goku. ( Goku does do a little humming/singing in this episode nothing fancy just make sure you are comfortable with it ;D)

Line 1:

Well I was gonna ask, have ya been keeping up your training?

Line 2:

Gosh Dang it! I could of sworn it was around here!

Line 3:

( an attack yell as if Goku is diving toward an opponent about to hit him)

Ox King

( Minor Part)

Goku’s father in law, he’s allways cheerful and happy and has a deep booming voice.

Line 1:

So Goku! Did you bring help?!

Line 2:

Never better!

Uub

A student of Goku’s a reincarnation of Buu. Poor guy often get forgotten about!

Line 1:

It’s been ages! I’m glad you could come!

Pan

Ahh isn’t she your fav character ever?!! It’s Gohan’s daughter Pan, since GT doesn’t seem to have happened here perhaps she grows up as a cool character!

Line 1:

So are you are you sure this is going to work?

Line 2:

Doing great! Just waiting to have an adventure of my very own

Please name your files yourname_charactername_lineno.mp3

Zip them all up, along with a text file with your contact details to aralechan@gmail.com

Deadline is Sunday the 11th of October

Red Car/ Green Car audio drama

An original audio drama I wrote, it’s been in the works a good long while

Red/ Car Green Car

It seems to Scott that his son always has to the right about everything, and he almost always is. But what worries Scott is that the facts might be changing to fit what the boy says and not the other way around. Strange events have been swirling around Sam ever since he was a baby when he was rejected and almost killed by his mother. Now at the age of twelve the strange phenomena seem to go increasing at an exponential rate. How much is Scott imagining? Is he jealous of his son? or has he passed on the strangest of special talents?

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A Fyrestarter/ Solider production

Written by: Rebecca Mccarthy

Produced/ Mixed by: River Kanoff

Music : Dan Bradley

Cast:

Featuring the vocal talents of:
River Kanoff as Scott Canessa,
Michael Johnston as Sam Canessa,
Ryan Gilbert as Dr Borne and Bear
Hathor Liderc as Mr Holt
Maria Vu as Emily
Clym Angus as the taxi driver
Mindy as Miriam
Mippa as Hannah
Rebecca McCarthy as the Nurse
And narrated by Richard Bartok
A fyrestarter production podcast.voiceacting.co.uk

Neko Majin Z fan audio

Neko Majin Z Audio Drama

Neko Majin Z is a self parody manga by Akira Toiryama author of Dragon Ball/Z and Dr Slump. Neko Majin ran for 5 chapters in the Japanese version of the famous manga magazine shonen jump and is also available in book format. NMZ makes lots of fun of DBZ, with the main character Z the Neko Majin being not too far from Db’s hero Son Goku. Please note like many Toriyama manga, there may be some adult situations and jokes. We hope you enjoy our audio adaptation, please keep the txt file in the .zip with the file.

Neko Majin Z Episode 1

In this episode we meet Z a mystical creature known as a Neko Majin, we also meet two brand new saiyins Honey and Lord Onio!

Cast

Mindychan-Kid

Zero -Z

Tregatron -Narrator

Kakeru-Lord Onio

Neriah -Honey

Script and Mixing by Azure

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Neko Majin Z Epsiode 2

Yet more guys turn up claiming to be the strongest in the universe! We have Thunderbolt the wrestler, the return of Onio and Honey and shock horror! Freeza has a kid? and we also more about Neko Majin bodily functions than we ever needed to know.

Cast

Mindychan-Kid

Zero -Z

Azure-Kureeza

U-1_Thunderbolt

Tregatron -Narrator

Kakeru-Lord Onio

Neriah -Honey

Script by Zero, mixed by Azure

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Neko Majin Z Episode 3

Adapated & Mixed by Azure

Episode 3 sees some cast changing! Who would change cast members halfway through a series??! Well I guess we had good reason to but that doesn’t stop the cast slinging me into a river! Oh and it’s just my luck that everyones favourite saiyan prince drops by I’ve allways wanted to meet that guy.

Cast

Mindychan-Kid

Masako -Z

Azure-Kureeza +herself

Tregatron -Narrator

Wpt1031-Lord Onio

Oz-Vegeta

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Neko Majin Z 4

Adapted and Mixed by Azure

C.A.E.Jones -Majin Buu

Mipsacri -UsaMajin

Mindychan-Kid

Masako -Z

Azure-Kureeza +herself

Tregatron -Narrator

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