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Looking for IF author of HallowEve from the IF archive

Hello,

I’m new to Inform, and downloaded a bunch of IF games from the archive, mostly sources to see how things are done, but also compiled games.  I came across HallowEve, a z-code game, and played it.  

And got frustrated.  

I finished it, and wrote up some critiques for the author, listed in the ABOUT text as Michael Wayne Phipps Jr.  So, is Mr. Phipps around?  Or is there another way to get comments to the submitters of games on the Archive?

Thank you,

Tom A.

Trying to write an Inform game based on Harry Potter.  Just from corridors between towers, and towers, I could have about 150 empty rooms in Hogwarts Castle.  When I figured that out, I decided there had to be a better way.

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  1. admin says:

    Here, meteoricshipya…@yahoo.com wrote:

    >  I finished it, and wrote up some critiques for the author, listed

    > in the ABOUT text as Michael Wayne Phipps Jr. So, is Mr. Phipps

    > around? Or is there another way to get comments to the submitters of

    > games on the Archive?

    We don’t track submitter email addresses. If the game doesn’t supply

    contact information, all you can do it ask around.

    You could write up a (public) review on IFDB, however.

    http://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=as93uowvtbqfy2to

    > Trying to write an Inform game based on Harry Potter. Just from

    > corridors between towers, and towers, I could have about 150 empty

    > rooms in Hogwarts Castle. When I figured that out, I decided there

    > had to be a better way.

    Cut it down to about a dozen key locations, leave out everything in

    between. That’s the usual plan. :)

    –Z


    "And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these were the borogoves…"

    *

  2. admin says:

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    On Saturday, 1 June 2013 10:23:28 UTC+10, Andrew Plotkin  wrote:

    > Here, meteoricshipya…@yahoo.com wrote:

    > > Trying to write an Inform game based on Harry Potter. Just from

    > > corridors between towers, and towers, I could have about 150 empty

    > > rooms in Hogwarts Castle. When I figured that out, I decided there

    > > had to be a better way.

    > Cut it down to about a dozen key locations, leave out everything in

    > between. That’s the usual plan. :)

    > –Z

    > —

    > "And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these were the borogoves…"

    > *

    It’s what JK Rowling did! If I remember correctly the books only ever describe about four classrooms as being in use.

  3. admin says:

    On Friday, May 31, 2013 2:48:26 PM UTC-7, Tom A wrote:

    > Tom A.

    > Trying to write an Inform game based on Harry Potter.  Just from corridors between towers, and towers, I could have about 150 empty rooms in Hogwarts Castle.  When I figured that out, I decided there had to be a better way.

    Google Groups partially hides email addresses, but from what I can see of yours – would you happen to be the fanfiction author meteoricshipyards? Because if so, I would definitely be interested in your game when it’s out :-)

    Redwood Rhiadra (~redwoodrhiadra on ff.net)

  4. admin says:

    On Friday, May 31, 2013 2:48:26 PM UTC-7, Tom A wrote:

    > I finished it, and wrote up some critiques for the author, listed in the ABOUT text as Michael Wayne Phipps Jr.  So, is Mr. Phipps around?  Or is there another way to get comments to the submitters of games on the Archive?

    Also, looking at the IFDB entry that Andrew linked, there’s a website listed for the game where you can play the game online – and the website also has a README file which includes contact information for Mr. Phipps.

    Redwood

  5. admin says:

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    On Sunday, June 2, 2013 1:20:14 AM UTC-5, redwood…@gmail.com wrote:

    > On Friday, May 31, 2013 2:48:26 PM UTC-7, Tom A wrote:

    > > Tom A.

    > > Trying to write an Inform game based on Harry Potter.  Just from corridors between towers, and towers, I could have about 150 empty rooms in Hogwarts Castle.  When I figured that out, I decided there had to be a better way.

    > Google Groups partially hides email addresses, but from what I can see of yours – would you happen to be the fanfiction author meteoricshipyards? Because if so, I would definitely be interested in your game when it’s out :-)

    > Redwood Rhiadra (~redwoodrhiadra on ff.net)

    Yes, yes I am (the fanfic writer).  I will certainly announce the game here once it’s done.    

    Tom A.

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