If you’re new to interactive fiction games, you may want to take a look at Welcome to Interactive Fiction or A Beginner’s Guide to Interactive Fiction by Stephen Granade and Emily Short.
“Don’t forget,” your mother said, “your Granny’s arthritis has been acting up since the weather last week. She’s been in bed since Thursday. I need you to take her this basket first thing. When you get back, you can play Nintendo or whatever until I get home from work.”
You grunted something like “ok,” and she drove off, leaving you standing there with a basket.
Red is my first released Inform project, a retelling of the classic fairy tale.
You awake. You are lonely, so lonely. It was a thousand days ago today. All alone these thousand days. Your parents were the last. No, your father was the last. He held on for nearly a hundred days longer. Now you are the last. Alone. Adrift.
But maybe it isn’t hopeless. There must still be other people in other worlds, and you think you know how to get there.
Today is the day.
Founder’s Mercy is my second released project, created for the 2019 Spring Thing Festival of Interactive Fiction.
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