Home Computing Weekly


The Quill
By Gilsoft
Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #38

Described by Gilsoft as an "Adventure Editor", I would go so far as to call this a completely new language. Not like Basic or Forth, but a language developed and dedicated to one task - writing adventure programs.

The idea is to allow writers of adventure programs to concentrate on producing their maps, plots, encounters, etc, without having to learn the intricacies of programming.

The tape arrived complete with a professional 52-page booklet which explained in detail the workings of the program's sections and functions and led the user through its operations via a simple demo program.

The manual and program need practice and careful reading. Don't assume that this is a "programming made easy for idiots" tape.

The program is in three parts: Editor, Interpreter and Database. The company allows for commercial use by only holding copyright on the editor and manual.

If a program is created and marketed then all Gilsoft ask is a mention in the credits.

R.E.

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