Dungeon Stompage!

Player Rating7.25/8

"#4 overall, #2 for 2012"
based on 3117 ratings since 09/12/2012
played 127,949 times (finished 3,439)

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
Not so bad
-- darner on 7/13/2019 12:43:36 PM with a score of 197100
Cool story love it
-- colechabot100 on 7/11/2019 10:00:28 PM with a score of 113350
Regarding the treasure code
Bone + Dead + Head = Death
there are 16 solutions none of them seem to work for me

bone+head+dead=death (8 variables)
5867+9731+1731=17329
6247+9781+1781=17809
5847+9731+1731=17309
5807+9721+1721=17249
6285+7531+1531=15347
6245+7531+1531=15307
6325+7541+1541=15407
6983+5371+1371=13725
7063+5381+1381=13825
6723+5341+1341=13405
7203+5391+1391=13985
6892+4231+1231=12354
7382+4291+1291=12964
7302+4281+1281=12864
7690+2081+1081=10852
7380+2041+1041=10462
CPU time = 10 msec

16 solution(s)
http://bach.istc.kobe-u.ac.jp/llp/crypt.html
-- Anony on 7/10/2019 1:25:56 PM with a score of 84260
Thank you so much for spending your time creating this superb dungeon crawl, it’s amazing what you’ve accomplished.
Only quibbles are a few minor spelling mistakes, not sure if I could change my age but a 14yo with a succubus might be a bit extreme, and I was able to cheat shamelessly (my own fault really!).
I’m now going to check for more great works by you, and if there aren’t any I’ll be disappointed.
-- Matt L on 7/4/2019 9:27:08 AM with a score of 124440
hey that's pretty gooed
-- human on 7/2/2019 4:29:46 PM with a score of 245340
DISCLAIMER: SPOILERS

This Storygame was truly phenomenal. I really love how the options all melded together, and really integrated the story based off of every little choice you make. This game really gives me that D&D feel. Even though I liked it, i am sad to report that i got "The Damned" ending, as i thought that me joining the "Evil" wizard would grant me the option to betray him later on and make a better ending, but instead of course, i just got some mighty fine succubus sex and trapped within the Book

TL:DR A great storygame, I Strongly recommend! Keep up the good work!
-- Liqquitty on 7/2/2019 10:22:04 AM with a score of 3920
Terrible, not worth your time. I want a part two.
-- Boleslaw on 7/1/2019 3:29:18 AM with a score of 111080
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