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Quest 5.0 (a brand new system for creating modern text adventure games) is looking for help in creating a LINUX edition.

Through a recent email to Alex Warren (a key developer behind Quest). The LGC found the newly popular Quest 5.0 game development software, does not have a native Linux edition.
In part of supporting the linux game development and open source communities, the LGC is asking any eager developers who are “keen to make their mark” to join the effort.

Those who are serious can contact Alex directly

Quest 5.0 is a brand new system for creating modern text adventure games. It is a complete rewrite of Quest, and lets you create sophisticated games complete with graphics, sounds and videos, all without having to know how to program yourself – a full visual editor is included.

– Visual script editor. A plain English approach to programming, where you can choose commands from searchable lists, so you don’t need to remember any syntax
– Highly customisable – most functionality comes from a Core library, which is written in the Quest game language (ASLX) itself
– Games support unlimited undo
– Games are fully translatable – there is no hard coded text within a game. You can translate the English template to create games in other languages – we already have support for Spanish, German and Dutch.
– HTML game output allows embedding sounds, pictures, YouTube, Vimeo clips
– XML game file format is easily editable outside of Quest if you don’t want to use Quest’s own editor
– Games can be played online by uploading the .quest file to, or you can use the WebPlayer project to host them yourself on a web server with ASP.NET 4.0
– Ms-PL licence (like MIT) means you’re free to create commercial Quest games, and use Quest in closed-source projects

Todd B.
LGC Administrator,
Linux Game Consortium

from Alex Warren [email protected]
to “Todd B.”
date Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 1:23 PM
subject Re: Linux edition of Quest 5.0

You could compile a version of Quest for Linux using Mono… the source is at However it would need a bit of work, as the WinForms implementation in Mono doesn’t seem to work very well, so a new UI would need to be created. It is on my list of things to do, and I’m also willing to help out any volunteers! 🙂


Alex Warren
[email protected]

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