December 5, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom - Text Adventures Ltd has released "The Things That Go Bump In The Night". This new text adventure game is specifically designed for iPhone and Android phones, and is now available free in the both the App Store and Android Market.
In the game, you are a security guard settling down to a quiet night shift, when things start to go wrong. You must make your way around the compound, solving puzzles and dispatching mysterious beasts. Unlike the text adventures of old, this new type of text adventure can be played without any typing. Instead, players can use links and menus to navigate and interact with the game.
Game author Tim Hamilton wrote the game using Quest, free software which makes it easy for anybody to create a game with no prior programming experience. Quest creator Alex Warren then converted the game into an app for iOS and Android.
"I was a huge fan of Infocom's text adventure games back in the 1980s", said Tim Hamilton. "I played most of them when they came out. I always wanted to make my own games but lacked the diligence to properly code such a venture. Quest was a brilliant find for me as it took care of all the details - it made it easy for me to write my own games. The latest version is now even easier to use, and more powerful."
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* Android (version 2.1 or later)
* 4.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
The Things That Go Bump In The Night 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. The Things That Go Bump In The Night is also available on the Android marketplace.
Text Adventures Ltd is a new company set up by Alex Warren, creator of the Quest text adventure game system. The first version of Quest was released in 1998 and since then it has attracted thousands of users from all over the world. The current version, Quest 5.0, is a complete rewrite and is now available as free open source software. Text Adventures Ltd is based in London, United Kingdom. Copyright (C) 2011 Text Adventures Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.