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Fashion Quest 1.0 Alpha

Update: Fashion Quest now works with both Shoes 2 and 3! Thanks to ashbb for the contribution!

My interactive fiction framework, Fashion Quest, is now ready for prodding and poking at. It relies on Shoes for cross-platform GUI and support and Ruby interpretation. Game elements may be defined using YAML and it is, to my knowledge, the first cross-platform IF framework using Ruby.

The manual can be viewed as PDF or HTML and the code can be downloaded as an archive or via Github.


  1. Download the Fashion Quest archive and decompress it.
  2. Download the Shoes installer.
  3. Install Shoes.
  4. Run Shoes.
  5. Click "Open an App" and navigate to the Fashion Quest directory.
  6. Double-click run.rb.
  7. Select one of the demo games and click "OK".

Of the demo games, "Fashion Quest: Daydream" features location images and interaction with characters and "Pirate Adventure" is a port of a classic 1979 Scott Adams adventure. "Cloak of Darkness" is a short game that primarily serves as a benchmark with which to compare the framework to other IF frameworks.