Dungeon Stompage!

a Fantasy Adventure by BerkaZerka

Commended by EndMaster on 7/28/2019 5:05:10 AM

Player Rating7.24/8

"#5 overall, #3 for 2012"
based on 3194 ratings since 09/12/2012
played 131,057 times (finished 3,527)

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
This storygame exceeded my high expectations. A tough, fun gem of interactive fiction. Some minor flaws in writing and coding but no gem is perfect. I highly recommend.
-- VainCorsair on 9/13/2019 1:25:03 PM with a score of 165630
Wow I like legit went through every room and used the x Ray potion when you get stuck on a death puzzle use it the use it in the throne room afterwards
You will love it
-- The x ray on 9/12/2019 11:25:03 PM with a score of 83990
Nice gameplay, but story was a bit hard to follow.
-- osby on 9/10/2019 2:03:07 PM with a score of 67490
So cool, yo.
-- Boofy on 9/7/2019 12:24:35 AM with a score of 181650
I love this game! I wish it was longer though.
-- loot_dragon on 9/6/2019 1:50:13 PM with a score of 67460
This was an absolutely amazing story! I am hosting a dnd game and might use this story as an adventure. It is brilliant!
-- Not Important on 9/4/2019 1:32:43 PM with a score of 26720
This shit was top tear I swear. It was honestly the best text adventure ive ever played. I loved it and it had a great story but the rival thing was kinda weird and confusing but I figured it out.
-- James on 8/29/2019 7:49:23 PM with a score of 59920
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