The Apology

Player Rating3.30/8

"#644 overall, #77 for 2014"
based on 50 ratings since 12/19/2014
played 303 times (finished 50)

Story Difficulty1/8

"no possible way to lose"

Play Length2/8

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

Maturity Level1/8

"appropriate for all ages"
Stories with this maturity level will not, by design, have any potentially objectionable content. An example of a type story with this rating would be a quiz on mathematics.

The Apology: pick through the ins and outs of this piece written by Plato

Player Comments


For a project this was a well researched and thorough effort giving us a good overview of Socrates’ case. From a literary point of view I would have found it more enjoyable if the reader had been a character in the story (Meletus for example) and able to put questions personally to Socrates. It was a bit too factual, some general descriptions such as how the court was made up, Socrates’ appearance and personal habits and other little details would help break up the factual content a little.

I remember studying the Apology in school and you address the arguments well, though the idea that if Socrates were a teacher he would be a man of large wealth is quite funny (I can tell you from personal experience a teacher’s salary does not make a person rich).

My personal opinions is I think Socrates was just seen as a harmless crank who spent his days wandering round asking people annoying questions until Crititias became power. If you imagine a dictator taking charge of a country and killing a few thousand of it’s most prominent citizens you could imagine how the citizens might want to lash out at his former teacher, a guy who spent his days trying to prove how stupid other people were, the social context was far more important than Socrates impact on “corrupting the youth”.
-- Will11 on 12/21/2014 12:08:46 AM with a score of 0
I was looking forward to an interesting storygame about Socrates, but this was mostly comprised of direct excerpts from the Apology. Highly dependent on cut-and-paste to do the heavy lifting; little characterization, little action, and little narrative. It is intended as educational, but comes off like a school project that hasn't been well tested.
-- Gower on 5/4/2019 7:23:17 PM with a score of 0
This wasn't much of a storygame but it was still quite exceptional for a learning piece. I still find the story of Socrates to be very fascinating.
-- TharaApples on 11/18/2016 7:01:07 PM with a score of 0
Does not feel like a game itself.
-- Jimmysutton on 4/7/2016 2:59:04 PM with a score of 0
Not bad but very linear.
-- Penworth on 7/21/2015 11:10:41 AM with a score of 0
Umm, just saying..it was a little good but not to good. I was confused and kept going to the same screen over and over again
-- Deathdefender on 12/22/2014 7:45:34 PM with a score of 0
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