v1.0, requires Apple’s Shortcuts app on iOS 12
Mini Adventure is short, text-adventure-style game that you can play on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 12 and Apple’s free Shortcuts app. It’s also a simple interactive fiction platform that you can use however you like.
Mini Adventure ships with Cold Dark Room, a short, interactive story (like a Choose Your Own Adventure book, he said oldly). Cold Dark Room is just plain text, roughly in Markdown format, that Mini Adventure parses into an interactive story that you step through using frustratingly tiny iOS alerts and menus.
I wrote Cold Dark Room in Bear, but you could write it in anything you like. You could paste the text into the first Action like I did, or swap out the Text action for one that looks for a file on Dropbox or iCloud or whatever. If all this is new to you, learn about Shortcuts here.
Instructions for how to write in the Mini Adventure format are included in the Cold Dark Room text file. Feel free to write your own Mini Adventures in this format. If you do, please let me know about it!
Warning: Spoilers! If you view the text before you play, you’ll see how the story ends.