Dungeon Stompage!

Player Rating7.28/8

"#6 overall, #2 for 2012"
based on 2420 ratings since 09/12/2012
played 93,701 times (finished 2,538)

Story Difficulty7/8

"wade in shark infested water"

Play Length8/8

"Even light has to break at the rest stop"

Maturity Level6/8

"I'll need to see some identification"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 16. If this were a movie, it would probably between PG-13 and R.

An Item and Character-Stat driven Dungeon Adventure Challenge! Can you survive the perils, defeat the monsters, and win the game?


Special Thanks To:

JMgskills, simplesabley; betaband; Swiftstryker; madglee; October; & urnam0 (who found a second solution to the puzzle chest)

(For their invaluable feedback and playtesting efforts!)

Player Comments

This story is a celebration of classic RPG gameplay, combining an addictive battle system and an unforgettable story. As the determined protagonist Raven, the player is able to immediately step into the fantasy realm, and fulfill their dire thirst for pure adventure. For beginners, it is a beneficial gateway series to dungeon exploration titles, an entertaining fantasy treat for casual fans, and a welcome challenge of Stat building strategy for seasoned RPG fans.
-- Andre' Raven on 7/24/2015 6:48:34 PM with a score of 67600
Very fun and well written dungeon crawl. Reminiscent of the old Zork text-based games. Excellent use of scripting, variables, and items. I played through several times, attempting different tactics, and saw that even the text alters depending on what one tries. Using items is intuitive and even holds some surprises with experimentation. One puzzle was extremely frustrating as it doesn't make a lot of sense at all - unless my brain is becoming soft. Great descriptions and some nice character interaction. There's a lot more to this story than is immediately apparent. Once you've "won," you can still adventure about. I would like to see a follow-up. Thanks and great job.
-- madglee on 9/10/2012 3:26:51 PM with a score of 97550

When I normally read stories on this site I'm usually not that impressed. Even with the featured games I don't have the experience others do. It's kind of like, "It was ok I guess." In fact, this is my reaction to most games on this site.

But it was not like that for this game.

It had adventuring, puzzles, exploring, fighting dangerous foes, etc. This was just amazing. I cannot believe all the items you had in this game and how well everything worked. Everything had a place.

And don't even get me started on the battle scenes. Every fight was unique. Every foe formidable in their own way. I found myself completely engrossed and rooting for Raven like he was my favorite player in Football.

The ONLY thing that I wish this game had was that if it was a bit longer. Maybe just to explore a world like Skyrim would have been the icing on the cake.

Regardless though, I put this game with the best on the site, in my opinion. Now I'm not saying this just to butter you up or something. Trust me. Look at most of the comments I leave on games and you will see I rarely say this to anyone.

Well done.

-- JMgskills on 9/4/2012 7:48:29 PM with a score of 112330
Great work, the game system is elaborate, the pacing and writing is great. Just great work bruv!
-- Ssighs on 7/21/2017 8:19:10 PM with a score of 67660
A tad short for my liking, but for what it was, it was incredibly written!
-- CommanderMinion on 7/21/2017 2:29:38 PM with a score of 4380
Oh this was just brilliant! I wished you could use more healing potions and had the book appear a little later but it had been a great journey anyways :)
-- Ssighs on 7/21/2017 11:00:24 AM with a score of 36690
I got the "WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING" ending with a (highest possible?) score of 216950. A game well worth anyone's time in my opinion. Well done to the author and everyone who chipped in to help the author out.

Notes: Found a bug on a different playthrough that allowed me to generate the maximum amount of gold possible (500000 lol) further on in the story. I won't say how so no one cheats. I also found that some of the combat dialogue in a certain area (no spoilers dw) repeated itself twice just before the damage number displays against Raven. In addition to that, when you use the overpowered enhanted bow (forgot its name) outside of combat, it says "their" when it should say "they're".

Willing to help out with rectifying those errors. Email me. Again, great story and good job.
-- Sam on 6/29/2017 7:47:34 AM with a score of 216600
I got "The Betrayer" lol. Managed to get my brains stat to "god like" which is interesting lol
-- Sam on 6/28/2017 4:11:30 AM with a score of 178700
As always, I begin by saying I am not a creator and have admiration and gratitude for all those who are. This particular story was a great concept, taking me back to the days of table-top gaming, and the mechanics were perfectly executed. On the downside, it was very cliche and far too short. I think it could have been amazing, but only with a lot more work.
-- Perk1973 on 6/14/2017 7:34:18 AM with a score of 126120
This was my first visit to chooseyourstory.com and I found this adventure excellently conceived and executed and a great deal of fun. I hope to see more like this.
Aside from a few minor typos, I only have one gripe: I found (working them all out by hand) a full dozen different solutions that should satisfy the combination lock puzzle (see below). Also, not sure if it's a bug, but I had unlimited double attacks with the standard short sword. Thanks

Combo Lock Solutions:
D1-E2-A3-T5-H4 (B6-O8-N9)
D1-E2-A8-T6-H4 (B7-O3-N0)
D1-E3-A4-T0-H5 (B6-O7-N2)
D1-E3-A8-T2-H5 (B7-O0-N6)
D1-E3-A9-T8-H5 (B7-O2-N0)
D1-E5-A3-T0-H7 (B6-O2-N4)
D1-E5-A3-T4-H7 (B6-O2-N8)
D1-E5-A4-T0-H7 (B6-O3-N2)
D1-E7-A2-T4-H9 (B5-O8-N0)
D1-E7-A3-T0-H9 (B5-O8-N4)
D1-E7-A3-T2-H9 (B5-O8-N6)
D1-E7-A8-T0-H9 (B6-O2-N4)
-- Noggin on 6/5/2017 4:46:34 AM with a score of 115950
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