The framework 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.
- Download the Fashion Quest archive and decompress it.
- Download the Shoes installer.
- Install Shoes.
- Run Shoes.
- Click "Open an App" and navigate to the Fashion Quest directory.
- Double-click run.rb.
- 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.