Quest lets you make interactive story games – you can make text adventure games (like Zork
, or The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
) and gamebooks (like the Choose Your Own Adventure
books). It lets you create sophisticated games complete with graphics, sounds and videos, all without having to know how to program yourself - a full visual editor is included.
- Visual script editor. A plain English approach to programming, where you can choose commands from searchable lists, so you don't need to remember any syntax
- Highly customisable - most functionality comes from a Core library, which is written in the Quest game language (ASLX) itself
- Games support unlimited undo
- Games are fully translatable - there is no hard coded text within a game. You can translate the English template to create games in other languages - we already have support for French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Esperanto.
- HTML game output allows embedding sounds, pictures, YouTube, Vimeo clips
- XML game file format is easily editable outside of Quest if you don't want to use Quest's own editor
- Games can be played online by uploading the .quest file to http://textadventures.co.uk/, or you can use the WebPlayer project to host them yourself on a web server with ASP.NET 4.0
- Ms-PL licence (like MIT) means you're free to create commercial Quest games, and use Quest in closed-source projects
Find out more at the official Quest website, http://textadventures.co.uk/quest/
Documentation is available on the Quest 5 wiki at http://quest5.net
- including a full tutorial.