Learning to code is not difficult but as with anything, developing a text game requires a lot of time and effort. I recommend the Choice of Games forums, specifically this category.
If you do want to write a game, you can also find people on the forums willing to test and give feedback & guidance.
I purchased the app but can't access my content.
If you purchased extra content and can't access it (or it tells you to purchase it again), here's how to fix it.
- Delete the app from your device.
- Download it again and re-install it.
- Open the app.
- Click Upgrade from the home menu.
- Scroll down and click Restore Purchases.
- If you purchased extra content, it will now be restored and accessible.
My games are, first and foremost, novels. Though they are interactive and sometimes play like games, they are largely text-based and developed to utilize the reader's imagination instead of images or sound files.
Why can't I choose the gender of a character (such as the nephew in Safe Haven)?
I chose fixed gender for the majority of my characters, so they have unique personalities and also to ease the burden of coding. Mostly I feel gender is tied to identity and is a central trait of a character.
Can I Save Sifer or Nathan in Safe Haven?
Caution, this answer contains spoilers for Part 2.
Many readers are upset about the scripted deaths of several characters, namely Sifer and Nathan.
Both characters were created as prizes of a charity auction. The winner of each auction won the prize of creating a character and choosing their death. Therefore, these characters had to die in a way designated by the auction winners.