The story of failures in automatic text adventure testing
Testing a text adventure game is very important. There are many types of testing that needs to be done, and most of it has to be done by hand. I tried automating some testing and also blogged about automatically testing adventure games before. Now it is time to share some examples where automatic testing goes… Read more
When the text adventure simulation becomes alive (or when engine becomes smarter than you)
In software development I always find the following situation one of the most satisfying moments: When the actual result of code is not what I expected, however, on closer examination I find that my expectation was wrong: the code actually works better than what I imagined. It produces the right result even though I did… Read more
Getting back into IF again
I made a text adventure game in 2019 for the Interactive Fiction competition, called Bradford Mansion. It didn’t finish last, but I hoped it could do better. I was not satisfied with how it went. So I decided to try again. I took some learning points from that game into the next one, which will… Read more
Testing a text adventure
How do you test a text adventure? Is manual testing the only way or could you automate some testing? When creating Bradford Mansion, I wanted to test certain aspects of the game. In this article I will write about what kind of test mechanics I developed for the game / engine. If you are not… Read more
Halloween window display
This year we decided with my 6 and a half year old son to make a Halloween project. We decided to make a window display, with scary figures cut out of paper and a Raspberry Pi providing lighting for it. How it looks Here are the lights when turned on (keep watching to the end).… Read more
I created a classic parser based text adventure game called Bradford Mansion, and entered it into the 2019 Interactive Fiction competition. You can go over there and play it right now (as I write this, judging is about to begin). To download the game, visit the game on the IFCOMP 2019 site.Visit the IFDB entry… Read more
What is this?
Welcome to my new development blog. My main blog is located at http://www.lenardgunda.com and deals mostly with computers and devices (and mostly Lenovo things). Originally I planned adding coding content there too, but I felt this was a different thing, that warranted its own blog. This blog is intended to be about software development. I… Read more
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