Amish Adventure

Player Rating4.40/8

"#250 overall, #28 for 2015"
based on 100 ratings since 01/06/2015
played 776 times (finished 106)

Story Difficulty1/8

"no possible way to lose"

Play Length4/8

"A well spent lunch break"

Maturity Level1/8

"appropriate for all ages"
Stories with this maturity level will not, by design, have any potentially objectionable content. An example of a type story with this rating would be a quiz on mathematics.

An evaluation of the quality of life of a contemporary, non-globalized society: The Amish in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Player Comments

This was quite well-written and informative. It was definitely more story than game, and the story didn't really deviate much from a certain set path, but that's really the only minor gripe that I had with this.

It offered good insight on a lifestyle that I certainly don't know much about, and some nice tidbits to familiarize me with certain facets of the Amish culture that I found to he rather interesting.

This was honestly a pretty good story. I only wished that it wasn't so linear and there was more potential branching involved.
-- TharaApples on 10/20/2016 6:12:40 PM
I liked this, it was well put together with a fairly plausible plot for an educational story game. It was well written but could have been longer, branched out more or had some more exciting elements but within it's own boundaries I thought it was excellent :)
-- Will11 on 1/7/2015 3:06:58 AM
Well, this was certainly an interesting experience.

First of all I'd like to praise the author. The writing was very well done, and you obviously spellchecked as I did not notice a single grammar mistake, so props to you. The story itself was very interesting and taught me a good deal about Amish culture (if it was accurate). For example I learned things like the religious practices of Amish people and gender roles. A very educational game I must say.

However, this game did have its own faults. While it was educational it wasn't much of an interactive fiction. Basically, it was linear. This means that it stuck to one story without branching off or making a new storyline. What puzzles me is that, while it follows a single story, the author knew it had to have choices, but those just put you right back in the original plotline. For example if you decide to skip Youth group and go to grandma's she forces you back, and only towards the end was there any change in plotline, but that was just in the endings.

Also, I felt that the game jumped around a lot. In the beginning it seemed like a "day in a life" type thing but then all of a sudden I'm going to groups and getting married. I think it would be better if the author added more meat behind these major events, as this could also add more educational value.

In the end, the story was very educational amd very unique, it would appear the author either has done a lot of research or was a former Amish citizen. But it was too educational with not enough interactive story.

-- FazzTheMan on 1/6/2015 11:23:42 PM
It is really more of an informative essay but I guess it was ok.
-- warfthecat on 3/13/2018 2:35:30 PM
OK. Needs a lot more choices and a lot more story.
-- Quorrah on 1/12/2017 3:27:49 PM
Cool and surprisingly humorous.
-- ZagHero on 10/12/2016 1:39:04 PM
Really enjoyed the story. You obviously put a lot of time and thought into this. Your well versed in the overlying concepts of the amish. As a person not Amish but immersed in their culture however I noted many obvious incorrect assumptions about Amish culture. I didn't take offense, but my wife and I agreed quickly the author has a lot to learn about the amish. Thank you for your book it was still fun to experience!
-- Clint on 4/9/2016 11:42:27 PM
Short but sweet, not bad.
-- Jimmysutton on 3/31/2016 9:59:39 AM
I have always been fascinated with the Amish way of life.
-- LilacRain on 3/8/2016 6:16:20 PM
Insightful. Thanks for the experience.
-- Avarinth on 1/15/2016 7:04:16 PM
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