There are a lot of documents and resources to help programmers
using Inform. Most, if not all, of these documents are stored in
the IF-Archive of the GMD
Directories within this FTP server of interest:
These directories contain the following directories:
|Examples||Learn by viewing finished adventure games. Invaluable.|
|Executables||Files necessary to compile your adventure game script.|
|Library||Files usable to extend the possibilities of your adventure.|
|Manuals||Must-reads and interesting documents.|
|Source||Source codes for the compilers, very technical.|
Please note that the FTP directory can also be browsed in HTML format by going to http://bang.ml.org/if-archive.
In addition, Stephen van Egmond has made a list of necessary and handy tools and documents for beginning programmers: http://bang.ml.org/programmers.html.
A good place to ask questions is the IF-programming newsgroup
(start posts regarding Inform with [INFORM] in the subject line)
After you've finally completed your adventure (which will take some time), you should let the entire text-adventure scene enjoy it! There are several places for you to upload and publish your adventure:Right here! We offer you space to publish your very own text-adventure. To do this, go to the upload form. You can also publish your adventure on the Message Board(No longer active).