Author Archives: Bill Maya

Storytron Summer 2019 Update

The End Crawford’s “un-quitting” has made me question my current plans to support and enhance the Storytron code. While we currently have permission to host the Storytron source code I now realize that this permission could be revoked at any … Continue reading

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Trust & Betrayal: The Legacy of Crawford

Chris Crawford emailed me and two other people a proposal he has been working on regarding the next generation of software for interactive storytelling, asking for feedback. It sounds pretty similar to Storytron. My reply. There is already a community … Continue reading

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Other Forms of Gossip

Once the Gossip tutorial is up and running it might be interesting to attempt to implement the same storyworld using some of the other interactive fiction storytelling tools out there. Tools like: Inform 7 TADS Dialog Ink Twine ChoiceScript Windrift … Continue reading

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Could Siboot Be Revived?

On his site Chris Crawford posted the above question about his previous attempt to re-imagine the 1987 version of Trust & Betrayal: The Legacy of Siboot using Storytron technology. (I like to think his 2014-2018 project was inspired by my … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart Rips Congress a New One

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Why is the Update of Accordance and Weight Traits Tied to Make Visible?

When adjusting accordance traits for Gossip actors I noticed something interesting happening in the Actor editor. As you switch between actors the values you set for their core personality traits is updated in the editor but the values for the … Continue reading

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Gossip Personality Model

Teen Talk has three traits that model an actor’s personality. Gullible – How likely an actor will believe or disbelieve what another actor says Dishonest – How likely an actor will lie or tell the truth to another actor Vain … Continue reading

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Clay or Origin of the Species

A clay animation film by Eli Noyes.

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Nazikeule im Dritten Reich

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Gossip Tutorial Outline

I believe I am ready to start writing the Gossip tutorial wiki. Yesterday I finished hooking up all the verbs in the 1.0.1 verb web together. Today I created an outline/map for the topics I want to cover and the … Continue reading

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