Oct 4, 2010

Rogue of the Multiverse

The 2010 Interactive Competition has already began and you can now download over 20 brand new and mostly excellent text adventures from the compo site in order to enjoy and actually judge them. As for me, the only entry I can talk about (for now at least) is the Rogue of the Multiverse by my favourite interactive fiction author and freeware game designer Pacian.

Rogue of the Multiverse, a rather innovative text adventure created in TADS 3, is a brilliantly written and rather easy on the player sci-fi offering, that feels impressively detailed, sports interesting characters, a fantastic plot, multiple endings, some procedurally generated segments, a variety of alien races, more humour than anyone would expect, a satisfying amount of truly subtle political references and an array of interesting futuristic gadgets. It is, and I'm avoiding all plot spoilers here, a truly great game that will appeal to your literary instincts, while making sure your inner geek doesn't feel left out.

You can download Rogue of the Multiverse here, complete with its walkthrough (don't use it, no, really) and an assortment of digital feelies. In order to run the game (it's that tiny .t3 file) you could do worse than use a copy of the excellent and quite freeware Gargoyle.

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  1. ...and the queue of adventure games to play lengthens a bit more. :)

    I'll check it out - thanks Gnome!

  2. A pleasure MadPlanet, but I really wouldn't worry about your queue. This will roughly take up a couple hours of your gaming time.

  3. Excellent. Lately my mood and availability have steered toward the shorter games so that sounds perfect. Now I'll DEFINITELY check it out.

  4. NintendoLegend.com says: TADS! My goodness, I remember TADS -- didn't they have Kissing The Buddha's Feet years ago? And you could write games in HTML TADS? Good times, good times... thanks for a post about text-adventure games, for a guy who was into it years and years ago!

  5. Thanks for the kind words Eric. And, trust me, you'd be surprised at the quality of modern day text adventures.