Tod Foley

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Software Development Documentation

Software Development Documentation

Documentation is essential for interactive games and other complex projects. "The goal of the reiterative development approach is to methodically evolve every object in the system - from abstract concept to actual code - as quickly and clearly as possible, without...

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Web Page Wizardry

Web Page Wizardry

I wrote the parts of this book that dealt with EMBED and OBJECT tags, teaching people how to bring this great new thing called Multimedia into their web pages.  The subtitle is "Wiring Your Site for Sound and Action". "Readers learn how to create exciting, stunning...

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Ocean Voyager

Ocean Voyager

Tod Foley created the Game Mechanics, Puzzle Designs and Mechanical Scripting methodology for this young adults edutainment/adventure CD-ROM game developed by the Judson Rosebush Company, published by Times Mirror Magazines and included in the Smithsonian's "Ocean...

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Doomsday Sample Script

Doomsday Sample Script

A sample location from the unpublished "Doomsday" CD-ROM game, in a custom script format designed by Tod Foley. Written for Amazing Media, April 1995.

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PIX-Elation

PIX-Elation

From 1993 to 1996, Tod edited a small nationally-distributed magazine called "PIX-Elation," published by VRASP - the Virtual Reality Alliance of Students and Professionals. Here's a sample issue, from June of 1994. [pdf-embedder...

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Mediatrix

Mediatrix

Mediatrix is a LARP presented for the Interactive Fiction SIG of the International Interactive Communications Society in 1994; an allegorical head-trip to a satirical scenario of our internetworked multimedia future. Participants role-play the mighty officers of...

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The Art of Ambistructure

The Art of Ambistructure

14 January 4437: En route to the city of Sanctuary, Blandisford Barter encounters an Elven minstrel on the Bridge at Three Roads Crossing. The RunePlayer introduces himself as Rimsel, and informs Barter that he has been sent by the Council of Deneldor to oversee the...

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Tricks of the Internet Gurus

Tricks of the Internet Gurus

The original blurb stated: "The only book in the market that focuses on tips and techniques that allow the reader to more effectively use the resources of the Internet. -- Explains search techniques and the use of kill files to filter information -- Features...

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MUSErs not Lusers

MUSErs not Lusers

An article about "Cyberion City," a text-based interactive environment at MIT. Originally published by bOING-bOING magazine, April 1993.

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