Alan v3.0 beta5 is now available. You can view the details of the changes in Changes Section. This is mostly a resurrection release. After recent changes in the authors life and infra-structure, significant effort was required to ensure that building and releasing again works.

In "No Time To Play" Felix Pleşoianu writes about the pleasures of writing an adventure in Alan.

Alan v3.0 beta3 is now available. Alan has been updated with what will probably be one of the last Beta versions before going 3.0 (planned for February 2014!). You can view the details of the changes in the Changes section. Windows downloads are available right now, with Linux and MacOSX coming in the next few days.

alanide009Today the AlanIDE was released with some updates:

  • a toolbar and menu with the expected "Save" and "New" entries
  • the splash screen shows the actual version
  • the (unused and confusing) interpreter preference setting was removed
  • generated game files show up automatically in the navigator so that you can click on them to start the interpreter (as set in your operating system, same as when you double click on an .a3c-file in the file system)
  • updates over internet

Anssi Räisänen finished 13th out of almost 40 entries in the annual IFCOMP. "Ted Paladin and the Case of the Abandoned House" was developed using Alan v3 and the extensive library provided by Anssi himself. The game introduces a novel dimension of discovery.

What They Say

"All those weirdly arranged parentheses, and semi-colons and strange curlicues hanging out in the middle of blank lines. Impossible. But when I looked at Alan I saw the light or, at least, English."

Eric Mayer