" Easy-to-use adventure game development system with visual editor. "
- From Axe Software
Quest lets you create sophisticated text-based games, without having to program. You can make text adventures, role-playing games, training materials, simulations, interactive fiction, online multiplayer environments and more.
With its easy-to-use visual editor, absolutely no programming is required - everything about your game is displayed in plain English. A full tutorial is included so you can get started quickly.
You're not just limited to text - your games can come alive with pictures, sound effects and music. Plus, with QuestNet Server, you can create and host online multi-player games.
Quest has powerful features for keeping track of what happens during the game, so you can create the exact behaviour you need. A reference guide is included for Quest's more advanced functions.
In your Quest games, you can create rooms, objects, characters, containers, and surfaces. Pick up and drop objects, use objects on other objects, and give objects to characters. Easily add commands, so players can do what you want them to do. Use scripts to make absolutely anything happen in your game. Move the player, move and hide objects. Display menus, use subroutines, functions, loops, conditional statements and more. Change object properties during the game, create and clone objects, use variables, flags, timers and external libraries. Quest supports random number generation, string handling functions, arrays and inheritance of object properties - and all of these advanced functions are available from a plain-English interface. So you can create sophisticated environments easily, and you won't come across any limitations.
You have full control over text formatting, fonts and colours, and you can display pictures in BMP, GIF or JPEG formats. You can play music and sounds - MP3, WAV, MIDI and MOD. The Quest Compiler encrypts your game so others can't edit it or cheat, and all included graphics and sounds can be put into one file.