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Land of Food

by DeadlyFugu - 48 Hour Compo Entry

The JRE6 is required. Get it at http://www.java.com/en/
If your on Windows, use my .bat file. If your on Mac or Linux, run it from the console by "java -jar SmallWorld.jar" (Obviously after CD-ing into it's directory).

Made in ~10 hours due to complications...

It's a game styled after MUDs. but with only one player...

Made in Java, works on all platforms.

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Jigxor says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:39am

It's great to see a text-based adventure game in here. This game was a lot of fun. The writing was humorous and brief enough so that it can be played quickly by anyone.

Lots of fun! Nice job.

aaronsnoswell says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:59am

Good work on the game - I couldn't figure out how to get past the guard though :) Would be nice to see tab-completion, and previous commands (press up to bring up last command), like bash :) Great job.

Apr 25, 2012 @ 10:20am

Super fun! Text adventures are shockingly underrepresented on LD and its good that you're doing your bit to correct that!

If you type something that isn't understood, you just get a blank line.

Its conventional for 'EXITS' to do what your PLACES does, so I had to restart the game a few times before learning to read your HELP.

Overall, very very nice. Good focus on game over graphics.

blob says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 10:05am

Looked cool but couldnt run the game :(
Do I need to install something ?

Sanguine says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 4:19pm

Woohoo, I finished it and I enjoyed it :) A bit short though

DeadlyFugu says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 7:52am

@blob The JRE6 is required. Get it at http://www.java.com/en/
If your on Windows, use my .bat file. If your on Mac or Linux, run it from the console by "java -jar SmallWorld.jar".

xBlinkedx says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 7:54am

Really cool, its nice to see a text based game on here. I like the humor in it also.
Good Job! :D

aquasheep says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 5:38am

Nice! Glad I'm not the only one who went text-based. Very fun, solid humor, and multiple endings/secret passages: awesome! I got two different endings; how many are there total?

triplefox says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 6:33am

I won! I wish the engine used something more like the Inform or TADS parser though. It was annoying being unable to abbreviate common commands.

DeadlyFugu says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 7:39am

aquasheep: There are three in total, but two of them are very similar.

toadd-y says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 11:23am

"There is a KEY lying about" HOHOHO (i was so excited) : D. Nice job!

Raptor85 says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 11:55pm

"I can smell the poverty"

I got the "magical pretzel" ending.

Dr.Pingu says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 11:54am

I did not expect this kind of game.

Very funny, good job :)

cantorfew says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 8:09pm

I like the humour in this one. It could use a bit less typing though (with shortened commands and saves). Also, a bug and a remark.


Exception in thread "main" java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException: String index out of range: -1
at java.lang.String.substring(String.java:1937)
at java.lang.String.substring(String.java:1904)
at df.smallworld.world.World.mainLoop(World.java:26)
at df.smallworld.Main.main(Main.java:69)

Welcome to the land of food!
Brave Adventurer, Before entering the land of food, may I know your name?

Ah, so you're YES The Brave, hrm?

MadGnomeGamer says ...
May 2, 2012 @ 11:40pm

Nice to see a text game! When I double-clicked the jar, though, nothing happened. (I get stuff like that all the time, though, so maybe it's not your game).

May 3, 2012 @ 12:16am

It's great to see a text-adventure on here. I very much enjoyed the humour and multiple endings. Some of the verbs were a little obtuse but I figured them out. Great job!

manax says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 1:31am

Nice work. I second @aaronsnoswell, really wanted tab completion, and "standard" infocom commands: I or INV, L, TAKE, and some shortened item names... But those are really minor quibbles.

DeadlyFugu says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 5:19am

@MadGnomeGamer: Copy-pasting my earlier comment:
@blob The JRE6 is required. Get it at http://www.java.com/en/
If your on Windows, use my .bat file. If your on Mac or Linux, run it from the console by "java -jar SmallWorld.jar".

someone says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 3:26pm

Yay, magical pretzels!
Good job.

May 3, 2012 @ 11:03pm

This looks interesting, haven't seen many text-based adventure games here.

Datw says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 11:32pm

One of the funniest (fun) and funniest (humor) games i played so far. Good references, too. I kinda like text adventures (remembers me of pnp rpgs), but they don't have rates on either graphics or audio. And i didn't get the link with the theme (altough i haven't got all the endings). Overall, quite good :)

DeadlyFugu says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 9:28pm

@Datw: My original plan for the game was more linked to the theme, but it was a bit too ambitious so it somehow turned into this.

Hume says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 11:51pm

YES text adventure, YES humour, YES watching the bread's every move, YES smelling the hobo, YES optional illness.

A few synonyms in the parser would have been awesome. I can't tell you how many times I typed "GET" and "TAKE" instead of "PICKUP." Reminds me of another game back in the day where you had to "FEELUNDER." You should probably pretend I didn't say that.

Anyway, that was great. If you keep making these, I'll keep playing them.

scgrn says ...
May 13, 2012 @ 6:45am

Good job! Nice to see text adventures created for LD. Five humor points for making me type "LISTEN BREAD"

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