The Gauntlet

Player Rating4.89/8

"#174 overall, #14 for 2005"
based on 247 ratings since 03/31/2005
played 3,538 times (finished 311)

Story Difficulty6/8

"wandering through the desert"

Play Length4/8

"A well spent lunch break"

Maturity Level4/8

"need to be accompanied by an adult"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG.
I hope you enjoy this game! I have long been a big fan of this website and am proud to add my offerings to the large roster of cool games already here. Normally I would explain this game, but you'll find out everything you need to soon enough. I will say one thing: there are three good endings, each one better than the other! Try to find them all!

Player Comments

Wow, this was pretty engaging, and this had the right amount of choices for this storygame to be quite enjoyable. This really reminded of a classic dungeon game, in which the player is quite vulnerable as they attempt their best to brave the dangers of a difficult situation of the sort that was presented in this very storygame :)

I felt quite a sense of accomplishment when I finally escaped at the end of this. I must say that this was a keenly written adventure and it has definitely earned my praise. Very impressive, indeed.
-- TharaApples on 11/17/2016 2:11:09 AM
interesting but too short
-- corgi213 on 10/28/2017 4:56:26 PM
Respect is the key in this game, just like in life. Honor others and use fairly earned resources and you will do just fine.
-- Joseph on 4/28/2017 1:24:14 PM
No real story, just basic decisions with sarcastic deaths. It was fun, but not very fulfilling. I did the first ending. Perhaps you can consider this a comical story.
-- mshub1246 on 4/16/2017 5:22:02 PM
Yeah this was very good
-- Dimas15 on 3/27/2017 8:43:56 PM
Okay, the first page almost instantly repelled me. "Left, Right, Middle" links usually make readers think of the beginning of a maze, which in storygames, most people hate. Also, i noticed a lot of "Yes/No, Left/Right" links, which are really basic.

A little more development of the plot/characters/setting would be nice. The story itself is decent and could be worked on, but still a fairly nice standalone story.
-- Crescentstar on 12/3/2016 10:51:30 PM
Good story!
-- Voltage on 12/2/2016 12:46:11 PM
I died twice.
-- Stormfeather on 11/14/2016 8:34:17 PM
Made it out alive, went back home, and became king! Guess that means I got the best ending? Fun short story. Lots of spelling and grammar issues though. Not too bad since this was one of your first stories at the time, I just hope you've expanded your vocabulary since writing this. The word of the day is ENORMOUS!
-- BigRonn77 on 9/20/2016 8:51:25 AM
Great game
-- BananaWizard on 3/31/2016 2:54:28 PM
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