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jayeless
jayeless
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KimberlyHirsh
KimberlyHirsh

@jayeless It was great reading your thoughts on this. You might enjoy checking out the archive of the 50 Years of Text Games newsletter. It'll introduce you to a wide variety of interactive fiction. If you follow the links in each post to the research sources, you'll find even more good stuff.

tkoola
tkoola

@jayeless this is something there were more of. Only thing I know about is that there are some adventure type game for Chinese language learning: Escape: A text adventure game for Chinese learners - Hacking Chinese

alexink
alexink

@jayeless Well, that's definitely one way to learn a new language through an interactive game, and I like the idea of interactive fiction. As a writer of fiction this sounds enticing, except, I have trouble enough doing the projects I have, without starting something this massive.

And will you? Will you give it a go and start a project?

jayeless
jayeless

@KimberlyHirsh Thanks for the suggestion! I think I might've read 1–2 of the instalments of that newsletter, but you're right that the full archives'll have lots of other interesting things, too.

@tkoola Ooh, that looks really cool, and exactly the kind of thing I was thinking of! It'd be great to see more games like that for different languages.

@alexink Yep, I'm in the same boat as you – I probably will give it a go and start making some games (probably simple ones at least to start, though), but I also have existing fiction projects that it'll be a distraction from 😂 That said, I'm always finding ways to distract myself from working on them, and at least this'd be a creative distraction.

alexink
alexink

@jayeless I love how we create so many projects and then, procrastinate over all of them. Ha! Ha! Hope you get up and running, and look forward to hear more about what you decide to create.