"My Secret Hideout", Andrew Plotkin's first interactive narrative toy for iPad

Sept 6, 2011 - Boston, MA

Zarfhome Software is pleased to announce the release of "My Secret Hideout", the first iPad app by designer Andrew Plotkin.

"My Secret Hideout" is not a game. It's an interactive toy... or rather poem... or artwork... It's an interactive textual art generator set in a treehouse!

This is an experiment in procedural text generation. You build a tree on one side of the screen; as you do, a description of a magical treehouse appears on the other side. Every change you make causes different possibilities to unfold. You'll find new details, new rooms, and new vistas every time you try it.

"My Secret Hideout" has no goal, no score, no trophies. Explore it, or play with it, until you find a result you like. Will your treehouse be simple or complex? Can you guide it? What will you discover inside?

Zarfhome Software is Andrew Plotkin's new studio for interactive fiction, narrative experiment, and things you haven't seen before. Zarfhome was launched last year with an astonishingly successful Kickstarter effort, and is now pursuing several projects, including the text adventure _Hadean Lands_.

For details: http://zarfhome.com/hideout/ On the App Store:

   http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-secret-hideout/id457956103

Or contact: Andrew Plotkin ( erkyrath@eblong.com)

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