Paraplaniac

Player Rating6.06/8

"#59 overall, #3 for 2008"
based on 329 ratings since 07/09/2008
played 7,054 times (finished 351)

Story Difficulty5/8

"run through the jungle"

Play Length5/8

"Not going to lose any sleep"

Maturity Level7/8

"anything goes"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 18. If this were a movie, it would probably be R.

The Paraplaniacs
One in a million, Few Total.
Power, Speed, Intelligence are key.
They deliver the desperate hope
Eliminate the Engineers of Evil
Angels?
The Groke don't think so.
The Paraplaniacs are benevolent.
Aren't they?

Special Thanks

madglee - Testing
Sethaniel - Testing
Aerostar - Came up with the name for the Grokes.  First to listen to my idea for the Paraplaniacs.
The Matrix & Jumper - Influences.

Notes

You can save only at Shrines.
If you die, your link will be only a number, the higher the number the better you've done.
If you find yourself with very few options, try going back to your last shrine and spending your experience differently. Choices in battle are affected by your abilities.

A negative score, is a result of screwing all of the known universe. A positive score, is a result in success.

Versions

1 - Published.

Player Comments

Hm, wow.. It was f*ckin' awesome! It's one of the first storygames in a long time that actually held my attention longer then a few pages. I don't wanna give it away for anyone who's not played it yet, but I liked the story and worlds in general. I especially liked how it all turned out... Kinda reminded me of Buddhism for some reason. Though, honestly, I thought that the master was some sorta pedophile. :D 8/8
-- Zero on 7/11/2008 5:19:39 PM with a score of 1
Great story, very creative with excellent descriptions and clean writing. You created your own mythology within; possibly inspired by a certain film, it stands wonderfully on its own. I'd love to know how much the stats were changing the outcomes of certain things - the battles were fun and not annoying in the least and I would have liked to see a few more. Looking forward to, and hoping for, a sequel. This is one of, and perhaps your best, work on the site. Writing has improved dramatically - great work triple J!
-- madglee on 7/11/2008 2:06:31 AM with a score of 1
Entertaining! Though not your best work. It was pretty linear, except for the battle sequences which were dynamic. I think keeping the plot a mystery was very effective, however the tone or voice used felt more like it was a movie and less like a story. I don't know yet if that is a good or bad thing, since I watched the movie Jumper just two days ago :P
Anyways, good job!
-- solostrike on 7/9/2008 1:51:18 PM with a score of 1
It was a ok story overall
-- The Player on 12/13/2016 2:56:53 PM with a score of 1
VERY, VERY SHORT.
-- BigRonn77 on 7/7/2016 11:47:37 AM with a score of 1
Cool game.
-- crusader on 6/12/2016 3:33:56 PM with a score of -1
i gave you a not the best rating, bcuz u, 3j, were writing it. Anyone else and it would've gotten 7 or 8. Its too short for you bro.
-- Nidsalim on 2/12/2016 8:49:22 AM with a score of 1
Exceptional. This is the ideal use of the storygame format. Stat systems often have a tendency to make the experience far more game than story, but in this instance JJJ utilized it perfectly to enhance the story.
It is pleasantly challenging. It is not easy to succeed, and the reader has to think (and probably retrace their steps) to progress.
This is a bold, imaginative, and exceedingly clever plot. With minimal exposition JJJ immerses the reader in a fascinating well-imagined universe. Perhaps the setting could have been better developed with the use of more details (not necessarily exposition, but description). Though it is brief, it is dense with imagination. It could have been extended longer as well, as the reader is just beginning to feel at home in the exciting imaginary world when the story comes to an end.
8/8. I am extremely impressed.
Cheers, JJJ-thebanisher
-- dueconsideration on 9/12/2015 5:59:49 PM with a score of 1
I've read most of your stories by now, and every one of them has me wondering, what happens next? That's when you know you are a good writer.
-- DeathWhisperer on 9/6/2015 4:00:40 PM with a score of 1
Wicked good buddy!
-- Shadow_Strider on 7/29/2015 12:37:09 AM with a score of 1
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