Tower of Riddles

a Mystery / Puzzle by Briar_Rose

Commended by BerkaZerka on 9/21/2019 9:08:10 AM

Player Rating6.97/8

"#12 overall, #4 for 2012"
based on 1406 ratings since 11/14/2012
played 16,744 times (finished 1,595)

Story Difficulty7/8

"wade in shark infested water"

Play Length5/8

"Not going to lose any sleep"

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

Now this certainly is an excellent storygame. I simply love Riddles, and I think that there is a very good amount in this storygame so that it's not too short, but it's not too long to the point where it gets boring. The Riddles were very fun to solve and gradually increased in complexity, and the final boss was just excellent. (I'm not going to spoil it, but do pay close attention!) ;)

I also enjoyed the fact that you actually incorporated writing, rather than just Riddles, so it was a very interesting and entertaining read. It was very descriptive and flowed well, and kept the storygame valences with a healthy amount of story and game. I really enjoyed that other riddle storygame that you wrote about the Dryad, I think.

There wasn't much character development, which didn't surprise me at all, but it was quite impressive that there was any at all. I think the best part for this was the development of the hidden helper. The wizard had a bit as well.

There was only one mistake I noticed as far as spelling and grammar goes, and it was on the page introducing the final boss. ("Defiantly" instead of the correct "definitely"). 7/8
-- Nyctophilia on 11/5/2017 4:58:19 PM with a score of 0
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 with a score of 0
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.

-- the_quiller on 7/18/2014 3:25:34 AM with a score of 0
My friend and I spent 2 hours doing this Choose Your Own Story, and honestly, we were both SPELLBOUND at the quality!!!! THIS WAS SO MUCH FUN! This writer is incredibly talented and the writing (and ending) was super shocking and unexpected. My friend and I were gasping at every page. The pictures were also super scary and unsettling. Honestly I wish I could do it again. THIS IS SO WELL WORTH YOUR TIME.
-- Melissa on 5/22/2020 10:02:34 PM with a score of 0
Outstanding; thoroughly enjoyable!
-- Helox on 5/11/2020 12:53:43 AM with a score of 0
We liked it. You are sneaky at the end! That was LONG!
-- Paddy on 5/10/2020 3:53:55 PM with a score of 0
It was really good! I liked the riddles, and g=the way that there were many types of them. I was stuck on the final one for a while, but I felt accomplished when I figured it out. Great story-game!
-- Liandres on 5/4/2020 9:25:49 PM with a score of 0
So good!
-- Jordan on 4/30/2020 3:10:51 PM with a score of 0
With quarantine and everything I was just looking for something to pass the time. I was not expecting to become totally absorbed in this story. The riddles are unique and challenging, and they require logic, reasoning, and creative thinking. I almost gave up at the finale, but I am so glad I didnt because it was the best part. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for not only a compelling storyline with good writing style, but also an opportunity to put their riddle skills to the test.
-- Lindsey on 4/29/2020 9:56:30 PM with a score of 0
I had a really good read and lots of fun with this story! I loved the riddles, and riddle 9 with the coffins has to be my favorite out of them!
-- RomieTears on 4/22/2020 9:46:53 PM with a score of 0
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