Trellis

The Adventure Interpreter

from Soft Rock Software

Trellis is a piece of software designed to simplify the process of creating text adventure games (interactive fiction) for RISC OS computers, by providing a framework into which you put the key components of the game; files defining the locations a player can visit, the words (commands) he can enter, the objects he will find in the game, and central to all this, a script file - the 'program' which Trellis interprets.

The program is currently only available from APDL on their Soft Rock Collection CD. However, there is a (very remote) possibility that it will be rewritten at some point in the future, along with the possibility of a full game (as opposed to the games used to demonstrate the system). However, all of this depends on other commitments and, therefore, the time available.