I want to make a Roleplaying Game!

I really want to develop some kind of MUD (Multi User Dungeon) or RPG/Adventure game, nothing crazy, just a text or semi-graphical thing probably in Java. I’ve had this hankering for a couple of years now, but I’m not sure I am good enough to do it… but then I think I can do it.

I think I’ll start by developing a simple text-based RPG, the sort I played on the Commodore C-64 back in the 90s but with the improvements I think could be made to improve playability and immersion, but I think without any combat, sound or graphics for now. I strongly believe I can make a simple text-based game with ‘zones’, interactive NPCs, items and a working inventory.

I’m sure I could reuse code from the text game in a later, graphical version, but for now it would be good to resurrect this idea of making a text-based adventure demo. I will keep you posted with any progress I make, as I’m sure there’s a lot of people out there who are interested in developing their own games, for me it will be something to do and more importantly a learning experience.