Our Motto

It is very easy to be blinded to the essential uselessness of [the products of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation] by the sense of achievement you get from getting them to work at all.

In other words — and this is the rock solid principle on which the whole of the Corporation’s Galaxy-wide success is founded — their fundamental design flaws are completely hidden by their superficial design flaws.

— Douglas Adams: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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The Search Continues

In the long term I plan to write my own IF authoring system and am still looking for the proper programming language to do the job in. Sadly, none of the languages I’m proficient in seems to be well suited to this project.

I’ve had my eyes on Lua for some time, but it’s far too eclectic for me. Smalltalk looked good, but doesn’t seem to be able to provide standalone applications. I’ll check out Ruby next…

Name gesucht

Für mein erstes “richtiges” IF-Spiel (zu schreiben in Inform 6) suche ich noch nach einem Namen für ein Raumschiff — bevorzugt was Deutsches, da das Spiel in deutsch geschrieben wird.


While you’re waiting:

Here is a link to a wonderful blog catering to players of IF: Amongst a lot of links to other helpful sites, it also features the notorious “cheat sheet”, a small postcard-sized paper with a few notes immensely helpful for beginners in the sport of interactive fiction — Check it out!


Ich bin noch über der deutschen Übersetzung der “Insel der Statuen”.

Da ist doch erstaunlich viel Text zusammengekommen. (Und nebenbei läuft die Ideensammlung für das erste “richtige” Spiel… ;-)

Man spricht Doitsch

Okay, ich mache Fortschritte: Inzwischen kann Inform 6 in meinen Händen auch recht geschmeidig zwischen Deutsch und Englisch umschalten.

Von daher steht einer zweisprachigen Version der “Isle of Statues” nichts mehr entgegen…

(Can work bilingual with I6 now, which means that future projects can be realized in both English and German.)

Teaching myself “Lua”

They say that working with the language “C” is like programming with a shotgun.

It looks like “Lua” is a shotgun with the sights removed.


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