Since this afternoon, I have been considering possible uses for interactive text games in the digital humanities. Since they usually involve exploration, I thought that it might be a good way to make a historical tour guide. I created a very simple guide to an imaginary town as a test of this concept. My proof-of-concept model uses only three rooms and one object, but any number of locations could be added and described using images, videos, and text could be added to describe places along the tour. Individual parts of each location could be described in equally great detail by making them into objects within the rooms.
The Medieval Churches of Norwich project was an inspiration for this idea: https://norwichmedievalchurches.org/
The test model is here: