What do I Need to Play JIFFEE Games?
All you need is an Internet connection and a browser.
Any of the following browsers will work:
- Internet Explorer (6.0 or later)
- Firefox (any version)
- Safari (3.1.2 or later)
- Opera (8.0 or later)
- Chrome (any version)
- Netscape Navigator (6.01 or later)
- Any Android-based mobile phone, such as the T-Mobile G1.
You can jump right in by clicking on one of the links below to fire up
a JIFFEE game, but if you've never before indulged in Interactive Fiction
you might find it helpful to first read this brief introduction:
How to Play Interactive Fiction.
Which JIFFEE Games Can I Play?
Here is a list of a few games that are available, all of which were
created using JIFFEE.
- Barnyard. This is an extremely simple game,
aimed at first or second graders. The goal is to bring lost babies back
to their mothers, feed hungry animals, and help make dinner.
You can play this in
- Cloak of Darkness. This is a standard game
used to compare different IF authoring systems. It is available in
- Sunny Day. This is a demonstration game, written
specifically to show how JIFFEE can be used. The tutorial explains
all the details so you can see exactly how it is constructed.
Sunny Day is available in
Chinese (traditional), or
- Adventure / Colossal Cave.
A classic game — the classic IF game — translated from
the original FORTRAN inscribed on stone tablets. This is the 350-point
version, and it is here to show off the capabilities of JIFFEE,
especially the translation facilities.
Coming someday ... this is a big game and deciphering 4756 lines of
densely branching FORTRAN is going to take a while.
Where Can I Talk About JIFFEE Games?
Please forgive the quality of the actual translations, as they were
done by machine and are not very good yet. Also, the user's commands
must still be given in English because although the code
is there to support multi-lingual input,
I still need to sit down with a fluent speaker
in each language to avoid making a complete mess of the input parser.
These examples do, however, begin to
demonstrate the capacity of JIFFEE to handle multiple languages.
JIFFEE and JIFFEEgames.com copyright © 2007-2010 by Michael S. Kenniston. All rights reserved. This page was last updated on 2010-01-01.