Keen Story - the interactive Commander Keen Fan-fiction site

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Post by Keening_Product » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:20

Levellass wrote:Aren't they a usual part of stories?
Pfft, maybe for your LINEAR stories. Those are sooo 2013.
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Post by DHeadshot » Sat Mar 22, 2014 14:57

Thing is, if I allow threads to end, there's a real risk of people abusing the system so they ALL end!
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Post by Keening_Product » Sat Mar 22, 2014 15:25

What happens if we just enter no options though? Same abuse could take place?

Maybe wait until there's a lot of chapters, then allow endings? That'll mean there are probably too many eventualities for someone to bother dicking around with and closing.
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Post by DHeadshot » Sat Mar 22, 2014 15:30

Keening_Product wrote:What happens if we just enter no options though? Same abuse could take place?
I fixed the bug that allowed that...
Keening_Product wrote:Maybe wait until there's a lot of chapters, then allow endings? That'll mean there are probably too many eventualities for someone to bother dicking around with and closing.
That might be an idea. The chapter count isn't really rising like it was though. I worry people have already got bored of it... :(

Edit: I decided to show the number of chapters on the home page.
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Post by MoffD » Sat Mar 22, 2014 16:04

DHeadshot wrote:
Keening_Product wrote:What happens if we just enter no options though? Same abuse could take place?
I fixed the bug that allowed that...
Keening_Product wrote:Maybe wait until there's a lot of chapters, then allow endings? That'll mean there are probably too many eventualities for someone to bother dicking around with and closing.
That might be an idea. The chapter count isn't really rising like it was though. I worry people have already got bored of it... :(
how about you have to at least have 1 option untill it has gotten to a certain depth (maybe 10?) then allow an ending. Also it would be funny if you could connect some storyline options with other pages (I.E. have a side plot that ends and goes back to normal)

Edit: @Stupidbunny Keen must love his Sugar Stoopies and cartoons right? ;)
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Post by troublesomekeen » Sat Mar 22, 2014 19:24

What's this? Only 30 chapters and already we're thinking about endings? Preposterous! I don't want to see any endings until we hit 100 chapters! It's going to be a pain to animate each of these episodes into an interactive video..
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Post by DHeadshot » Sat Mar 22, 2014 20:19

troublesomekeen wrote:What's this? Only 30 chapters and already we're thinking about endings? Preposterous! I don't want to see any endings until we hit 100 chapters! It's going to be a pain to animate each of these episodes into an interactive video..
I'd leave that to Paramultart and Spleen, given their "excellent" work with Mr Shpurp. :P

Thanks for the 3 more chapters, BTW.
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Post by Roobar » Sun Mar 23, 2014 19:03

We need one of these!

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Post by DHeadshot » Sun Mar 23, 2014 21:31

That would work right up until you tried to write the next section...
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Post by Paramultart » Mon Mar 24, 2014 16:05

wiivn wrote:We need one of these!

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You know, I've seen a lot of stupid ideas on Kickstarter, but in terms of stupid ideas that actually get funded, this one takes the cake.

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Post by guynietoren » Mon Mar 24, 2014 18:22

Hah! I just noticed that thing prints out paper instead of having a video display. What a waste.

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Post by Levellass » Mon Mar 24, 2014 22:05

And yet I still await the paperless office.
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Post by chrissifniotis » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:12

Wait, this is real?!? Or is my brain just elsewhere?
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Post by Roobar » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:33

You guys and your concerns about paper waste... You should visit some company offices to see what a paper wasting is...

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Post by Keening_Product » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:09

I work in one and frequently visit another - one has made great advances in paper reduction, the other none.

The nifty thing about this is you get a printed copy of the story you can show to other people if you liked it. That's pretty neat. It's also nice to detach from a computer at times... or you could just read a choose your own adventure book which is already printed.
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