Tower of Riddles

Player Rating6.97/8

"#14 overall, #4 for 2012"
based on 978 ratings since 11/14/2012
played 10,747 times (finished 1,070)

Story Difficulty7/8

"wade in shark infested water"

Play Length6/8

"It'll be a while, better grab a SnickersĀ®"

Maturity Level5/8

"aren't you a little too old to be trick or treating"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG-13.

Updated version, same game less spelling mistakes. Huge thanks to BerkaZerka for play-testing! ^_^

You are trapped in an medieval tower dungeon, which is never a good way to start your day. Luckily there seems to be a secret passage for you to escape through. All you have to do is solve a few riddles and you're free as a bird. Easy right? Just so long as you don't get a riddle wrong, then you die a horrible death... Good luck!

(It is definitely possible to win this game, once you figure out how.)

Player Comments

Full Disclosure: I delight in solving tricky riddles, so this game was right up my alley. That being said, it is more of a GAME than a STORYgame, but I found it quite enjoyable all the same.

First of all, the riddles are simply brilliant. They begin easy enough, but morph into complicated and powerful foes that require some serious thought to take down. I really appreciated how they followed traditional riddle patterns instead of simply being difficult and annoying questions.

Second, the presentation was excellent. From the humorous writing to the touch of meta to the evocative illustrations to the clever interaction - this game made use of its medium to the fullest. Clever riddles couched in enjoyable reading? Yes, please!

Finally, I wish to commend the author on the polished prose with which this tricky tale is woven. While spelling, grammar, and overall style generally don't make or break a storygame, it's nice to have an experience free of such minor but nagging distractions.

Thank you for all the challenges and fun reward!
-- WordSmith37 on 10/5/2015 4:02:40 PM
I'll admit, the riddle that took me the longest time was the one I supposedly came up with. I must have wasted about half an hour just staring at it as I tried to figure out what had three eyes and fit the criteria. Thus, the next page had me laughing out loud.

All in all, this was an incredible amount of fun bound up in witty dialogue and wry humor. Excellently written, grammatically perfect, and consistently clever, this game has only one flaw that I can think of - replaying it just wouldn't be the same after you've already solved the riddles. It makes me almost wish I could delete the memories just so that I could play through it again.

I suppose all that's left for me to do is to recommend this to as many people as I can and live vicariously through them.

8/8.
-- the_quiller on 7/18/2014 3:25:34 AM
Oh, never mind. Finally got it.
-- Griseo on 9/16/2017 2:51:29 PM
How do I get to the ending...?
-- Griseo on 9/16/2017 2:35:46 PM
its good
-- Muttbutt on 8/11/2017 1:31:24 PM
This was such a well done game! I loved every part of it, and give major props to the creator. This took a ton of creativity, and I'm really looking forward to more things you decide to do. :)
-- EleanaWoods on 8/8/2017 4:33:30 PM
Really effin' fun. Challenging, too. Not much else to say.
-- JosephJoestar on 7/23/2017 9:16:24 PM
I wish all of the puzzles were logic base. But the ones that were.. dam good
-- Gonzo on 6/10/2017 9:58:27 AM
You can't win on mobile devices
I won't spoil it by saying why
-- Kat on 6/7/2017 1:03:53 PM
War sehr guter Geschichte, mit kniffligen Rätseln.
-- Bruha12 on 6/3/2017 12:36:51 PM
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