1. Jaakko Pallari
  2. tagenerator



A small simple text adventure generator made in Haskell. This project is my final assignment for university course "Automatons and formal languages", which was held in University of Jyväskylä during Summer of 2013.

Tagenerator can parse a really simple playable text adventure game from files that follow a format made specifically for this project. The format is a bit similar to JSON. An example game can be found from examplegame/ directory.


The point of this project is to demonstrate the process of parsing games and game commands from predefined languages, which is why this project uses a homebrew monadic parser combinator instead of a library like Parsec.


Probably the easiest way to build this project is to use cabal. To build the project, go to the project root directory and write the following commands:

$ cabal configure
$ cabal build

This should build an executable named tagenerator in directory dist/build/tagenerator/.


Call the executable with the directory to your text adventure files as the first parameter of the command:

$ dist/build/tagenerator/tagenerator examplegame/

The executable will try to find text adventure files from the current directory, if no path is provided. Each text adventure file should have ta as file extension (example: mygame.ta). A single text adventure game can be (but doesn't have to be) separated into multiple files.


The MIT License. See LICENSE file for further details.