advtxt

An engine for text-based adventure games.

AdvTxt

A Node.js text adventure engine. You'll need advtxt-editor to make your rooms.

Currently this project is unstable and shouldn't be relied upon by anyone.

npm install advtxt

When you set up AdvTxt, you need to give it a backing store. What follows is an example using the advtxt-db-mongo module, and the advtxt-readline module for I/O.

var config = {
  adapter: 'mongodb',
  mongodb: {
    uri: 'mongodb://localhost/advtxt_test'
  }
};
 
var advDbMongo = new (require('advtxt-db-mongo'))();
var advtxt = new (require('advtxt'))();
 
advDbMongo.initialize(config, function(errdbAdapter) {
  if (err) {
    throw err;
  }
 
  advtxt.initialize(dbAdapter);
 
  var advtxtreadline = require('advtxt-readline');
  var advtxttelnet = require('advtxt-telnet');
 
  var AdvTxt = new advtxtreadline(advtxt);
});

There's only one public function you should use, advtxt.processCommand(command) where command is in the following format:

var command = {
    command: "Your command text",
    player: "playerName",
    replies: [],
    donefunction(command) {
        command.replies.forEach (function(reply) {
            console.log(reply);
        });
    }
};

AdvTxt doesn't do any authentication on it's own, that's for you to implement in your interface.

All output is pushed line-per-line into the replies array; the done function will be called once all processing is complete; it's up to you to implement interfaces!

AdvTxt extends Node's EventEmitter, so you can bind to a 'reply' event to get replies as they come in.

  • v0.2.0
    • Updates to a much more flexible database format, but is very buggy. No tests yet.
  • v0.1.1
    • Adds tests, jshint. Fixes linting issues.
  • v0.1.0
    • Moves application flow over to async library, more readable/testable.
  • v0.0.6
    • AdvTxt now extends EventEmitter and emits 'reply' messages.
  • v0.0.5
    • Now pushes replies into an array of messages; any reply handling modules will need to be updated.
  • v0.0.4
    • Adds a new command parser with support for aliases.
  • v0.0.3

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