A Jung Hero's Adventure

Player Rating5.29/8

"#145 overall, #10 for 2001"
based on 193 ratings since 12/14/2004
played 5,289 times (finished 222)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length6/8

"It'll be a while, better grab a SnickersĀ®"

Maturity Level4/8

"need to be accompanied by an adult"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG.
The game is my attempt to explain Jung's archetypes in a story. I hope it may be good enough for others to use as a study guide or to learn about Jungs theories themselves.
At the end of every chapter of the game notes will be given to explain ideas and pieces of the story. The notes may better help for you to understand the story. (Will be adding picture and editing story in the near future)

Player Comments

A very intriguing method of exploring Jung's theories within the oddly appropriate trapings of a Bladerunner-esque dystopian future reality.

Admittedly, from a glancing perspective at least, it appears that this piece could have done with a tighter focus on the titular Jungian concepts, with much of the story seeming to veer off into purely sci-fi territory.

However, as one starts to realize that most of the characters are representative of one Jungian archetype or another, & that their actions in the story and our responses serve to illustrate in a practical fashion the inter-relation of archetypes and the means by which they can be understood & overcome, one begins to appreciate the level of comprehension the author possesses with regards to Jungian theory.

To the author: Have you considered working with an editor to iron out any grammatical oversights? A work of this calibre is certainly deserving of some straightforward proof-reading, & there's no sense in you getting bogged down in details when you have important lessons to impart : )
-- Ravanosh on 3/5/2013 4:34:09 AM with a score of 530
Probably my favorite story so far, definitely brings me enlightenment! I had a look at a bit more background on Jung's theories!

Loved the philosophical meanings behind your story too, reminds me definitely of "Animal Farm", and "A Handmaid's Tale" (Margaret Atwood). Yeah, it's quite horrible to see an intended Utopia such as this actually being a Dystopia. The labelling of the "Cretins" also reminds me of eugenics.

Just a few downsides: you could try to shorten or leave spaces between paragraphs, as it quickly becomes tiring to read.
-- 9_Ice_Sabres on 8/2/2009 12:05:33 PM with a score of 530
I haven't rated many games yet, but I do feel that this one was outstanding. It was extremely interesting and even suspenseful too. I really identified with the character and some of the moral decisions were challenging ones which carried logical (if sometimes unexpected) consequences. At the end I was given the message "for an even better ending do [such and such--I can't give it away!]" and I definitely *will* play this one again and explore the alternative story line.

I will give this game a perfect rating if/when the author goes back and runs the text of each page through MS Word or some other spelling and grammar checker. Right now there are hundreds of spelling and grammar errors--I'm talking approximately one error for every one or two sentences. I found the story itself so well done that I could get past this problem without undue frustration or distraction. Still, imagin
-- DieDaily on 12/4/2006 4:38:44 PM with a score of 30
This game is an incredible frustration for me. The plot and setting is fascinating but the writing itself is a complete mess, very rough and rushed. It's one of the older games on the site and I suppose standards about proofreading and such were different then. I don't think a story like this could ever be featured today. It really is a shame this is unlikely to ever be cleaned up.
-- mizal on 1/13/2017 9:05:19 PM with a score of 530
I got the good ending! My skills are impeccable.
-- Balt on 9/29/2016 2:02:41 AM with a score of 30
Grammatical error bits were easy to pass over, but it was told rather quickly on parts of the story.... maybe flesh out some of it so it doesn't feel as if it moves abruptly at points.

Enjoyable and intriguing and disturbing environment! Well done on imagination!
-- Kyu on 7/12/2016 3:44:54 PM with a score of 540
i would rather do these type of stories then actual homework
-- desiree ross on 4/18/2016 10:28:46 AM with a score of 0
I liked the idea of this story, but I still feel as if it could still be fleshed out more instead of just killing you by making the wrong choice... if it could flesh out like Endmaster's stories (they branch out like a motherfucker), it would have received a better rating from me...
-- CurseOfTime on 3/26/2016 5:43:03 PM with a score of 530
-- LilacRain on 3/8/2016 5:58:43 PM with a score of 530
very interesting
-- reader73 on 2/29/2016 10:14:57 AM with a score of 570
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