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@I killed Mufasa, @Cetasaurus
Posted: Posted September 7th
Edited September 7th by Xhin

Are you still interested in doing some writing for a NIFE game?

What I'd give you guys:

  • A little panel where you can work on the various things I need and it would track whether something has been worked on or not or I could delete it from the panel entirely once it's been appended into the game.

  • I'll have some description for everything I'd want you to do -- it's just a bunch of little tasks.

    What you'd be doing:

  • Writing in room descriptions for about 100 rooms. I'll know what's in those rooms and a vague idea of what they are, the rest of the writing and scenery is entirely up to you.

  • Writing Dialogue for characters based again on vague descriptions.

    Room description example:

    I give you


    The Island of Boa

    An island in the middle of an ocean.

    Include a short reference to [Minoa] and [Krakatoa].

    There's a snake statue here, It points to the other islands somehow. The snake statue has a pressable button in it.

    At the base of the statue is a tunnel that is blocked by a red gate.

    Somewhere on this island (near the snake statue maybe?) are [Exotic Baryons].


    The [] stuff above would have links to other panels -- maybe the rooms in question or the information I have about items.

    You give me


    This island is thick with jungle. You hear some birds cawing out to each other in high-pitched screeches.

    North of here you can make out two other islands. The one slightly east has a long plume of smoke rising from it -- it's probably volcanic. The one slightly west has cliffs that are a deep bronze color

    At the northern shore of the island you come across a gigantic Snake Statue.. a Boa coils around itself and two tails emerge, one that points towards the island to the northwest and one that points to the island to the northeast. Its head extends down and becomes partially buried by the sand of the beach.

    Its mouth is agape and you can see two white fangs, but there seems to be some kind of tunnel here that goes deeper into the statue. It is blocked by a slightly red gate.

    Its fangs are carved out of some very white and very smooth stone. The one on the left has an elongated button on it that you can press, while the one on the right occasionally emits a spark that flashes and then reappears somewhere close by. Your spacesuit identifies the sparks as Exotic Baryons, one of the rarest materials in the universe!



    Dialogue Example

    I give you


    Character: Half-frozen Miner
    Topic: Liquid Nitrogen

    It's mined here. People in the desert planet pay a lot for it.


    You give me


    Oh that's probably the best reason to come here. This moon doesn't produce much of it, but it will fetch a pretty penny in the desert planet.
    [/quite]


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    @Cetasaurus:

    Posted September 7th by Xhin
    Xhin
     

    Sure, no problem. Also, I didn't get notifications for these tags. If you'd like, I can make a new account with this name. You will just have to re-hire me as a mod.

    Posted September 7th by Cetasaurus
    Cetasaurus
    formerly KM8

    Also, I didn't get notifications for these tags.

    Hmm, I'll look into it.

    If you'd like, I can make a new account with this name. You will just have to re-hire me as a mod.

    Not necessary!

    Sure, no problem

    Awesome, I'll keep you guys posted once I have a panel set up for it.

    Posted September 7th by Xhin
    Xhin
     

    Okey dokey.

    Posted September 7th by Cetasaurus
    Cetasaurus
    formerly KM8

    @KM8:

    Oh I see what the issue is. I'll just tag you via KM8 from now on. :)

    Easier for you to login, and way easier for me to type unlike Cestasursusus

    Edited September 7th by Xhin
    Xhin
     

    Yeah that one worked. :)

    Posted September 7th by Cetasaurus
    Cetasaurus
    formerly KM8

    I was never really sure what NIFE is to begin with. Can you clarify exactly what you want me to do? lol

    Posted September 7th by I killed Mufasa
    I killed Mufasa
    long live the king

    @I killed Mufasa:

    I was never really sure what NIFE is to begin with.

    It's a platform for making text-based MMORPG's basically.

    Can you clarify exactly what you want me to do? lol

    Basically I'd give you a brief description of a place and then you would flesh that out into something a book might use to describe that place. You're free to use your imagination about details that I haven't mentioned.

    For example, for something like:

    There is some kind of openable container here (like a treasure chest)


    You could write


    A metallic red treasure chest glimmers under the light. Where people may wish to open it are ergonomic hand imprints. Written across the top of the chest are the words "I am value and I carry value".


    Or


    You come across an oak dresser. It is elaborately carved with fancy designs inset into the wood. Complex patterns and spirals swirl out from the central drawer, which seems to be openable, while the others seem to be mere decoration.


    Or even


    In the middle of a pile of sealed plastic storage containers, you come across one that looks like it can be opened easily. Unlike the others, it is a deep blue plastic and the top is not welded shut like the others appear to be. Since it's about five feet across, it will take some work to get it open, but it's possible.


    In all of these examples I've described the thing given by the description, but I've used my imagination to fill in the details of what it might look like, the material it's made out of, and so on.

    Posted September 7th by Xhin
    Xhin
     

    Sure, I can help with this kind of thing.

    Posted September 7th by I killed Mufasa
    I killed Mufasa
    long live the king

    You should contract @susurrous: too. He is good at helping and writing.

    Posted September 8th by Cetasaurus
    Cetasaurus
    formerly KM8

    susurrous should be in charge of writing some kind of horror game.

    Posted September 8th by Vandy
    Vandy

    When sus writes horror:



    Posted September 9th by Cetasaurus
    Cetasaurus
    formerly KM8

    Xhin, send some topics to expand then.

    Posted September 9th by I killed Mufasa
    I killed Mufasa
    long live the king

    @Xhin

    Still waiting.

    Posted September 29th by I killed Mufasa
    I killed Mufasa
    long live the king
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