NANY 2023: ENTER NOW!
The NANY 2023 event is now closed.
If you are a coder, any new program (or addon) that you have released in the previous year, which is freeware/donationware for home users is eligible.
And if you are not a coder, you can still participate by helping coders with ideas and testing.
To join in the adventure, visit: The NANY 2023 forum section.
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A Dark and Deadly Path is a super tiny little audio game engine (can be used to make audio-only one switch games too).
This was an unofficial entry into the contest that was not eligible to win any prizes, as it was written by one of the organizers (mouser).
It works like the old Dragon's Lair LaserDisc game , or like those "choose your own adventure games , but is audio only and involves no graphics. An author narrates a story/game is an audio story where the reader/play must make choices along the way by pressing a key on the keyboard.
The choices may have to be made rapidly in quick succession within a narrow time window which can add an element of panic to the story - and make it a particularly appropriate device for suspense stories.
Audio files are normal .mp3 files that an author records with standard software. The game script is an .xml file with a format to be described in a separate file.