Survive or Conquer

Player Rating4.48/8

"#350 overall, #21 for 2014"
based on 71 ratings since 12/18/2014
played 986 times (finished 82)

Story Difficulty2/8

"walk in the park"

Play Length3/8

"A nice jog down the driveway"

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.


This adventure is an exploration of the three different types of political thought that were present through European history.

In the story, you're a prince/king who is heavily influenced by three characters, one of which prizes honor and valor in the spirit of Beowulf, the second who is practical and prizes the art of war above all else in the spirit of Machiavelli's The Prince, and the third (your father) is a more well-rounded king who thinks rulers should also value skills like rhetoric and drawing as argued in Castiglione's The Courtier.

The plot is that your town is threatened by a dragon and you must figure out how to best draw on the advice of your three assets to defeat it and save your town from certain destruction.

Good luck!

Player Comments

This story was pretty good. The writing was quite impressive and any issues with grammar wasn't at all noticeable, as the writing hardly if ever stumbled. While this was your "slay the dragon" kind of tale, it was done well and it had enough choices to give this quite a bit of replay value.

I only wish that there was much more to read through, because this certainly had quite a way with words :)
-- TharaApples on 10/31/2016 4:03:53 AM with a score of 0
This story had an interesting plot, near perfect grammar and spelling. The amount of detail used in this story really kept the words alive in my mind. Your writing style is also quite amazing and I see that you have great potential. A little short to my liking but otherwise, this was just great! Keep on writing!
-- Penworth on 6/18/2015 8:15:07 AM with a score of 0
Like the amount of choices you get
-- Jakethebro on 2/14/2018 4:43:36 PM with a score of 0
Section 12 reached fairly soon... Good plot but really short. ;)
-- TestingJest on 10/22/2017 11:16:44 PM with a score of 0
Wow...just wow! Fantastic writing. Short and satisfying story.
-- mshub1246 on 4/16/2017 6:03:12 PM with a score of 0
Enjoyable game. :)
-- Quorrah on 1/15/2017 6:26:55 PM with a score of 0
This was a pretty cool and quick adventure, I'll probably play it again. It feels like it has multiple endings. I especially liked the crossbow part, that was really interesting.
-- Theodore Vellum on 6/4/2016 2:02:33 PM with a score of 0
Pretty good :) Well written and quite long paragraphs. Lots to read. So 5/8
-- Shadowulf on 12/3/2015 5:16:42 AM with a score of 0
Simple but nice story. A little short, but the writing was good.
-- bilbo on 11/24/2015 2:48:18 PM with a score of 0
if you think people appreciate what you wrote without making a pre read that helps us understand what you wrote here first...

don't ! cause no one does...
-- loqman on 12/13/2014 6:42:52 AM with a score of 0
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