Text Based Input As Control Scheme

Hi There,

Noob here,

I have been trying to think of the best way to implement this idea:

Basically, having a GUI with set phrases in text boxes that allow user input

Surrounding a game view in the centre of screen which reacts in real time to user commands

i.e [Move Player] [x] [positions to the left]
[Move Player] [x] [positions to the right]

Where [x] is the users input and gets accepted in to a variable and used as a command to move player

Any ideas / reccomendations?

Thanks in advance