So I fixed Twine, and added some more areas to the game.
This time my character is a citizen of the repeating city of Black Creek, Wyoming, from the year 1880.
Bit soft in the head, but quick on the draw.
I try to find work, but have to beg instead. A passing scientist asks if I want to take part in an experiment, and I accept. I survive the experiment, but accept a pair of spring-loaded shoes in lieu of the promised payment.
Then I try to burgle a house using the shoes. Unsurprisingly, given my unfamiliarity with technology, I set the shoes wrongly and they launch me high into the air. Normally this would take me to another city, but I haven’t programmed this part of the game yet.
I’m going to try to do some more on My Name Is John Carter for the next little while, but after that I think I’ll get a lot done: I think I’ve worked out all the problems with Twine, so most of the rest should be just a matter of typing it in.