Hi, I am a noob at Quest. I will be creating a text adventure game for a school project. I have three questions.
I'd recommend downloading the software on a computer wit h good anti-hacking protection. This website is mostly safe, but it is BB forums based and/or Russian based. For some reason nothing ever happens if I use it on my grandparents' computer. Better software I guess.
Yes, USBs do work. And so does Google drive. But I recommend the online version.
It is easier.
Yes, you can save.
1: yes... any text editor will work if you are working with the code view... BUT, a typo here could prevent it from loading until you make a sacrifice to the god of De-Bug... (LOL)
2: yes... Start the game requiring a password... but, unless you can encode it, anyone looking at the code may be able to find it and bypass it... ( so, no... not from someone that really wants to play it...)
3: yes... As answered above...
1a: I think you can download and install Quest on the flash drive and have Quest run from there...
(Altho, I think I recall someone trying that and they had a problem saving back to the flash drive...)
But you could always just copy the code back to the drive from windows...
Also concerning question 2.
It is my understanding that you can publish the game as (private) and only those that you give the link to can see it.
see this post for more information: http://textadventures.co.uk/forum/quest/topic/mu7itzjqv0yxrkdwgsbmzg/how-to-make-npc-confront-you-with-chioces#46cdb25b-4767-40a6-8bf4-3cd84e805781
(see forgewright's post above)
(see others' posts), yes for online play, and Pixie has code for saving while playing off-line/on-desktop/on-computer