In the spirit of Intellivision's "telephone" controllers, I have been working on simulating cell phone texting using IntyBASIC. The animated preview below is a reimagining of the first storyboard in MazezaM.
In the above clip Otto types out an SOS on his touch screen phone -- complete with accurate thumb typing time delays! -- and the main character Hannah replies. In later cut scenes I'm hoping that Hannah's T9 flip phone will also make an appearance.
This will all take a little while longer to work into the actual MazezaM game, but I thought I'd share a little preview in the meantime. Source code and .rom are also attached.
PS You can also speed up Otto's typing by pressing any of the controller buttons once or twice.