As the various text files on this disk will tell you, D.A. Brumleve
has worked with children from several grades to use the Talespin
Adventure Kit to create some adventure games. The file needed to
run these disks, TELLTALE.TOS, is included on this disk. Two of
the three adventures, SDI and MOUNTAIN, are also on the disk.
The tird adventure, MANSION, could not fit, so I included it in
an ARC format. It will have to be unARC'd before you can use it.
Note that it will be about 350K unARC'd. I think you will be
be impressed with the excellent job done by both the kids and Mrs.
Brumleve. Have fun adventuring!
Below are some of the file descriptions taken from GEnie.
Teachers, boy/girl scout leaders, recreation directors, and
parents: We've been using Talespin (the adventure creation program from
MichTron) with groups of grade school students to create wonderfully
imaginative programs. It's easy to do, fun for the kids, educational,
and -- guess what? -- it makes the kids _think_! This ASCII file
describes some of what's involved. Try it with your group.!
COLOR ONLY! Requires TELLTALE.TOS to use. This adventure game was
designed by grade school students, illustrated using Kidpainter
(from D.A. Brumleve), and programmed with Talespin (from MichTron/
/MicroDeal). The game takes you inside a magic mountain where
you'll have the opportunity to fend off a vicious dragon, pacify
a giant spider, etc. in your effort to make your way through. Teachers
and Parents, especially, take note of this fine product _by_ kids.
This is the pd run-time program to run .TAL files generates with
Talespin, the adventure creator from Michtron.
(Please note that this program won't do anything on its own.
You HAVE to have a .TAL file to get any use from it.)
COLOR ONLY! Requires TELLTALE.TOS to be used. This adventure was
created by students at Leal Elementary School in Urbana IL.
Stranded on a Desert Island offers you any of ten characters with
different skills and weaknesses. Choose a character, then use his
special qualities to help him get through a series of unpleasant
tropical experiences and reach the rescue ship. Graphics designed
with Kidpainter (from D.A. Brumleve), programmed with Talespin
OriginsMOUNTAIN.TAL was designed by 8 3rd-5th graders at Creative Discovery School in Champaign, IL, both facilitated by teacher M.L. Marks. In these programs, each child was responsible for one or more "rooms" in a group-planned scenario.