I need some ideas for the python text based game i am making, it looks like this so far:

from time import sleep
import sys
#Functions set at start of code
def helpme1():
    for a in 'Recognised commands are: explore, help, suicide, flee, look, get,open door, run and attack. With the objects you wish to affect next to them..have fun! :)':
        sys.stdout.write(a)
        sys.stdout.flush()
        sleep(0.02)
    game()
def helpme2():
    for a in 'Recognised commands are: explore, help, suicide, flee, look, get, open door, run and attack. With the objects you wish to affect next to them..have fun! :)':
        sys.stdout.write(a)
        sys.stdout.flush()
        sleep(0.02)
    game2()

def youlose():
    print "_Game over_"
    quit()
def game():
    for a in 'You find yourself in a dimly lighted room with no obvious exits, if only you had a torch...however it does have a strange box there. And one door next to the box':
        sys.stdout.write(a)
        sys.stdout.flush()
        sleep(0.02)
    print
    option1=(raw_input('>'))
    if option1=="help":
        helpme1()
    if option1=="look box":
        game2() #This calls the next situation :-)

def game2():
    for a in 'The box is open and you find a remote looking button there. Your going to have to guess the command on how to use it, as it is not in the help file.':
        sys.stdout.write(a)
        sys.stdout.flush()
        sleep(0.02)
    print
    option2=(raw_input('>'))

    if option2=="get button":
        game3()
    if option2=="get remote like button":
        game3()
    if option2=="help":
        helpme2()
    else:
        print "Er... try reading it again. Or use help to find out what is going on."
        game2()

def game3():
      for a in 'You have the button now, but how to use it is another question.':
        sys.stdout.write(a)
        sys.stdout.flush()
        sleep(0.02)
      print
      option3=(raw_input('>'))
      if option3=="press button":
          game4()
      if option3=="attack button":
          for a in 'You attack the button you have aquired like a stupid fool. And now there is no escape':
            sys.stdout.write(a)
            sys.stdout.flush()
            sleep(0.02)
      print
      youlose()









#Functions end, note: Functions may continue in other parts of the game
for a in 'Welcome to space dungeon!': #MENU BEGIN!
   sys.stdout.write(a)
   sys.stdout.flush()
   sleep(0.03)
for a in '  Copyright Navid Momtahen':
   sys.stdout.write(a)
   sys.stdout.flush()
   sleep(0.03)
def menu():
 print 
 print "[1] Play"
 print "[2] Help"
 print "[e] Exit"
 prompt1=(raw_input(''))  #Menu options here
 if prompt1=="1":
     game()
 if prompt1=="2":
     print "You chose help"
 if prompt1=="e":
     print "You wanted to exit! :-O"
 else:
     print "Not defined command."
     menu()

menu() #Main loop for menu


#Copyright code Navid Momtahen

So any ideas?

HTMLperson5
Deleted Member

I once wrote a small class to help beginners write text based games, see here. See if it can help you (you can replace Print with print in the code and remove the cbprint import).

Edited 4 Years Ago by Gribouillis

once wrote a small class to help beginners write text based games, see here. See if it can help you (you can replace Print with print in the code and remove the cbprint import).

Why do you not use #comment, blah blah ?
Using triple quoted strings for comments is not advised.

Edited 4 Years Ago by HTMLperson5

Why do you not use #comment, blah blah ?

As Tony said, doc strings written immediately after a class ... or def ... line or at the top of the program are very useful. Their difference with comments is that they are available to the user of the program and not only to the developer. For example

>>> help(open)

prints the docstring of the builtin function open() without looking into python source code. Good python code contains a documentation string for every function and every class.

Edited 4 Years Ago by Gribouillis

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