Dungeon Stompage!

Player Rating7.25/8

"#6 overall, #2 for 2012"
based on 2696 ratings since 09/12/2012
played 107,084 times (finished 2,884)

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

First timer to the site and a glutton for classical dungeon crawls...also, looking to find inspiration for my own stories and games... I decided to try this storygame first. Not disappointed in the least. There was a natural thrill in finding a new room or corridor in the dungeon and avoiding traps that were obvious. I also appreciate the quiet pauses of exploration between battle bouts.

The ability to go back to old areas at anytime is awesome; you really feel that you can take your time and use calculated moves. The navigation was well planed and intuitive.

The battles were simple and allowed for close calls no matter your character makeup, though I will have to play again to see how pumped and single-minded I can make Raven. That leads me into my next point, the customization in the character sheet is great! Should I go balanced or full brawn? On this playthrough I went more toward the brainy with a bit of stealth. So, of course I had to make a deal with the succubus!

The story did feel short, but that only encourages multiple playthrough. This then becomes a shining example for anyone new to storygames to make their own first short one. Greak work! Look forward to more of this type!
-- Shyshaeia on 1/11/2018 8:05:41 PM with a score of 15900
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
I got the ENDING OF THE ADVENTURER.

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.

7/8
-- JMgskills on 9/4/2012 7:48:29 PM with a score of 112330
I got lost and wanted to scream. Well paced doh.
-- URMOM42 on 5/20/2018 10:00:03 PM with a score of 13870
My first choose your story on this site.
I thought it was a good introduction with enough flexibility and choices to make things interesting.
However, I found that the story didn't actually fit the character build I made. I certainly didn't know that overwhelmingly melee weaponry would be offered for equipment that all my fights would be essentially melee scenarios (yet the default character creation option gave me a character focused on ranged skills for someone from a town full of woodcutters).
Maybe more situations could be created where it seems realistic to be using ranged weapons and/or the default character creation could be changed to match something you would expect to see from the proposed setting.
-- Symphony on 5/16/2018 5:55:15 PM with a score of 132470
never mind its actually a great game once u learn how to play
-- connor on 5/16/2018 9:40:10 AM with a score of 72350
I couldn't figure out how to get past the frog guy
-- connor on 5/15/2018 8:51:01 AM with a score of 4140
I got so many good endings!! (and I think maximum gold) Although I desperately needed more healing potions.
Hint: (for maximum gold) what's in the throne room?
-- Alexandra on 5/12/2018 9:56:48 AM with a score of 83530
Excellent job, I hope to see more.
-- josephlapras on 5/6/2018 9:25:44 PM with a score of 152490
really great game. entertained me with the story, graphics, and everything else.
-- clyde on 5/2/2018 2:38:55 PM with a score of 59090
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