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Text Adventure

by Selliato - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Final Release for the Ludum Dare 26.
A small text-only adventure game.
It's more a test for practicing than a real game.

Update 04/29 : Some Typos fixes. Enjoy a correct English.

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Branch says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 10:58pm

MS-DOS PORT PLEASE? I really would like to play this on my ms-dos 6.40.

Selliato says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:03am

Sorry, MS-DOS is a new technology that I have not yet mastered. Maybe in the future, when more people using it. Sorry for you, being a pioneer is never easy.

Morgawr says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:56am

A lot of grammar errors, something that isn't really excusable on a text game... I was a bit annoyed that I couldn't backspace my way on the text, which piled up all over the place because of my typing retardation.
A very good idea and concept which became annoying fast (unfortunately).

64Mega says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:57am

Not bad. I a little clunky, and the lack of being able to use Backspace was an annoyance.

s0ulcrusher says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:03am

Wish this had backspace input working, my dyslexia/crap spelling made it hard not to fatfinger commands. I picked everything up and LOOK'ed every room, am I missing something?

Selliato says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:27am

@Morgawr :
Sorry, I'm French and my English grammar is catastrophic. I'll try to fix it this week.

@others :
For the backspace, I am aware of the problem but I haven't managed to find a solution before the deadline. Alternatively you can use "delete".

FenrisWolf says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:56pm

I liked the inventory and items side bars. I wish there were common text adventure features (typing N instead of GO NORTH) and also the ability to backspace. The game would be immensely improved if the whole game wasn't in caps lock. Good idea though.

GertJohnny says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:01pm

I tried to take the heart potato, but then I got booted all the way back to the start for some reason - nuts!

Masadow says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:02pm

Loved Nabilla reference :D

Spanfile says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:02pm

Really needs more things to do.

berkano says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:04pm

Nice job, it took me back to a simpler time and place. Would be nice to type things such as "W" instead of "GO WEST". Contained appropriate levels of potato.

phi says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:14pm

I like the colors very much! Very relaxing for old school programmers... ;)

ddionisio says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:55pm

Nice game! I enjoy text adventures from time to time. The interaction is a little unconventional. Things like USE DOOR should work, LOOK should also always list where you can go, this was missing in some locations. I tried 'eat potato', didn't work :(

Colapsydo says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:19am

The layout and the visual aspect are great.
I didn't find a main goal in my quest, and I tried a lot of actions (I wasn't able to cook a potato with the mower).

Selliato says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:30am

@Colapsydo :
Cooking a potato with the mower ?
Good job if you perform this exploit.

( in french mower = tondeuse )

And sorry i didn't had time to add some goals so ... you can consider this game like a comtemplatif game in text mode :P

Yacodo says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:18pm

Console game, didn't see one since a looong time ! How can we do more minimalist than that ? Improvement on text input (history, delete and maybe auto-completion) and a panel go different available direction would be great

nSun says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 11:08am

Same surprise as GertJohnny : Use heart-potato in the kitchen : something happens too fast for reading : back to the beginning.
This game seems minimalist, but I know it mean lot of work : write and describe everything.. Finaly maybe very time consuming project ?
Nice compo, well executed :)
YOU WELL COME WITH YOU GRAMMAR GUY ! X) (Why we dont use esperanto on next LD ?)

Selliato says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 11:31am

Strange for the heart-potato ... I am unable to reproduce the bug.

Thank's for your feedback.

Jod says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:37pm

Cool interface. Didn't quite manage to go up the stairs, though.

michail says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:25pm

Whenever I pressed 'tab' in Firefox it resets for some reason.
(Yeah, I couldn't resist using tab for autocompletion :p). Anyway, the concept is fine, but it could be more user friendly.

CrazyGage says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 6:14am

interesting game. I am a big fan of text adventure. I had trouble doing much though as text parser needed more synonyms.

N427 says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 6:59pm

Pretty fun and original! What can I do with the heart-potato?

mrexcessive says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 5:18pm

Seems competent text adventure... picked up some things including heart-potato, nothing seemed to stick out as a puzzle... maybe I didn't look enough. I would give the detailed "look" description for rooms on entry, only use simple description on reentry... seemed had to type look in every room...

ahm99 says ...
May 14, 2013 @ 3:17am

Pretty small world :) I actually had a lot of fun typing certain things.
Fun things to try:
I also used google translate on the french text on the magazine :)

Pretty cool game, good job :)

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