A SIMPLE TOOL FOR AUTHORING
ButtonTalk™ is an easy to use tool for creating interactive
fiction on Macintosh Classic.
It may also be useful for documentation, for scripts or prototypes
of interactive products and for exploring ideas for traditional fiction. My goal
is to examine some notions of how writers can
create interactive fiction and what the possibilities are. My method is to give
you a simple and powerful authoring tool that lets you create finished products.
ButtonTalk lets you export the documents you create in
ButtonTalk into HTML format.
If you create something with ButtonTalk and put it on the Web, please
let me know so I can put
a link to it from here. If you have a Macintosh and you try ButtonTalk, or
if you have something you want to say about interactive fiction
let me know that as well.
- ButtonTalk 1.4.2 (ZIP)
ButtonTalk 1.4.2 (HQX)
- ButtonTalk 1.4.2 is now Freeware. I have removed the
restrictions on commercial and educational use.
Copyright 2000 by Stephen Linhart - Macintosh Classic Required (ButtonTalk will not work on the newest Intel Macs).
- ButtonTalk Companion
- ButtonTalk Companion is an interactive manual I created for ButtonTalk. This is
an HTML version exported in HTML format for the Web by ButtonTalk.
- The Luminous Dome
- Luminous Dome is a sample I created to demonstrate some of my ideas
about interactive fiction. Like ButtonTalk Companion it was exported from ButtonTalk in
HTML format. I did only a few minutes of
tweaking the HTML files (such as the bold titles in the Companion).
I include them here for their own sakes, but also as examples of what you
can do with ButtonTalk.
- Perilous Flight 808!
- An Interactive Adventure by Cuitla Huezo