Defunct Glitch MMO Turned into Web-Based Text Adventure
Click here to play a very early, new version of Glitch, which is enjoying some new life in the strangest form: as a web-based text adventure. Last week I wrote about how Stewart Butterfield's ambitious MMO went away amid much mourning and tributes by fans, and among those fans must be a guy named Rev Dan Catt, who is converting Glitch into an online world of the oldest kind: one described simply by words. "Nothing is particularly interactive at the moment," he notes, "hoping to add some planting, watering, petting and harvesting of trees and mining of rocks soon." To create it, he used a new platform called Playfic, a service "that lets you write, remix, share, and play interactive text-based games with the world." Playfic is a project co-created by well-known tech blogger Andy Baio of Waxy, who writes about his favorite Playfic games here.
(And yes, this means Linden Lab's upcoming text adventure platform already has competition.)Tweet