Manske's Island

Player Rating3.52/8

"#616 overall, #45 for 2011"
based on 113 ratings since 09/26/2011
played 1,079 times (finished 128)

Story Difficulty6/8

"wandering through the desert"

Play Length2/8

"So short yo' momma thought it was a recipe"

Maturity Level3/8

"must be at least this tall to play"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 10. If this were a movie, it would probably be between G and PG.

DMT, the chemical of dreams, the creator of imagination, the drug of illusion, discovered by one Professor Manske in the 1800s. What if the military abused this chemical, and created a world so real in your mind, that you could physically lose yourself within it. Strap in, get hooked up, and finish the mission before the world ends it for you. You aren't supposed to die in a dream for a reason, don't find out why.

Player Comments

This storygame was pretty interesting. I liked the premise of traveling to some alternate world on a mission, but some things are never really explained all that well. Like what kind of world is it exactly that the protagonist finds themselves in? Why were they chosen for this experiment?

These were questions that I couldn't help but ask myself as I played through the narrative, hoping they would be explained when this mission was completed, but sadly that wasn't the case for obvious reasons :l

This wasn't a bad story though, I found it to be pretty interesting.
-- TharaApples on 12/16/2016 3:06:23 PM with a score of 0
This is a good idea, but it is very confusing. Why am I a soldier? What sort of universe did I just travel into? You need to create a backstory. I understand if you want to surprise me with the facts, so in that case tell me what happens at the end of the story.
-- vladimir262 on 4/1/2013 6:31:45 PM with a score of 0
Great story, pretty hooking with an original plot, although the start was completely random, the story unravels further down the line...

As I like to say, a good storygame is a penguin...
It has bones, the structure, the plot.
It has flesh, it has descriptions, it has details, and also emotions.
It has a sleek outer skin, good looking writing, grammar, punctuation and spelling, fancy or grabbing start.
It has a brain, variables, items(if applicable, not all penguins need to be smart!), link restrictions, and perhaps score.
It has a mouth and a**hole, the capability to be changed, removing crappy parts and digesting suggestions and improvements.

Keep up the good effort!
-- PerforatedPenguin on 11/17/2020 11:28:09 AM with a score of 0
Crazy story, man. Have you ever tried DMT? It's entirely possible.
-- 7layers on 4/4/2020 8:30:15 PM with a score of 0
Why can’t I live?
-- TreeHugger on 1/15/2020 2:03:24 AM with a score of 0
yeah whatever this story is pretty gud!
-- lolzies on 12/18/2017 8:42:57 PM with a score of 0
I couldn't find any way to win at all.
-- Quorrah on 1/22/2017 6:37:07 PM with a score of 0
Nah, it was alright but could be better.
-- Penworth on 6/5/2015 10:13:16 PM with a score of 0
This was a good idea, but I am wondering, how would I be punished if I was already dead.
-- QlhAah123 on 6/5/2015 1:21:07 AM with a score of 0
Is there no good end?
-- bilbo on 8/3/2014 11:39:52 AM with a score of 0
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