Serious Release Version

Serious has been officially released.

For the unaware (most people I imagine), Serious is my software framework for creating serialized web fiction. You can read more here and here.

While there’s still some rough patches, I think I’m at least generally happy with how it works. A guide for authors and non-programmers will be coming at some point. I’m tossing around the idea of some sort of Twine integration that will allow you to use Twine/Twee as an editor for Serious stories; in this case, passages will be mapped to episodes and meta posts, but this idea is purely theoretical at the moment. I may create a bare-bones markdown editor in NW.js that compiles to Serious instead, but both honestly feel like a lot of work for minimal payoff.

Regardless, let me know what you think if you’re interested, either via comments here or issues in the relevant repositories.

In Other News

I’ve been busy lately; here’s some of the things I’ve been working on.

I’ve created a curated list of Twine resources. Check it out here.

A new version of poof is in the works. This one is gonna have some pretty major additions.

My custom macro collection is getting its biggest single update since the overhaul to v2. Several new macros, refactored code, a complete demo file, and more. The release of the new version of the collection will probably coincide with the next release of SugarCube, since some of the systems rely on new features in the pipeline.

I have unfortunately not been spending much time on Holy Land lately, but a beta of Deep Dive is in the cards for later this year, and it will be coming to IFComp this year unless something crazy happens. Wish me luck!