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Story Archive *
Contains Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom.z8
An archive including the game itself, PDF docs, and a collection of extras (additional PDFs, cover art, etc), from the game's homepage at Cumberland Games & Diversions.
For all systems. To play, you'll need a Z-Machine Interpreter - visit Brass Lantern for download links.
Story Archive *
Contains Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom.z8
The game archive, as above, but from the IF Archive.
For all systems. To play, you'll need a Z-Machine Interpreter - visit Brass Lantern for download links.
ClubFloyd Transcript
A run of the game at ClubFloyd, packed with running commentary and dancing spoilers.
Map & Solution
Game solution by David Welbourn.
Source Code Archive *
An archive of the game's source code for each alpha, beta, and public release.
Play Online
A browser-playable version at textadventures.​co.​uk (docs and feelies not included). Please note that the online interpreter has been known to have some difficulties with this game, so an offline interpreter is probably the best overall choice for experiencing Treasures.
* Compressed with ZIP. Free Unzip tools are available for most systems at www.info-zip.org.

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Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom

by S. John Ross profile

Part of Encounter Critical
Fantasy
2007

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About the Story

In the cruel kingdoms north of the Viraxian Empire, a barbarian seeks treasure - and vengeance! Having escaped the clutches of the Slaver King, he has vowed to pillage the wealth of the kingdom ... then bring it to its knees. YOU are this barbarian. Weakened by your ordeal as a slave, wandering an unfamiliar realm filled with danger, you must use cunning, savagery, and something approximating English syntax to regain thy might, rally an army of friends to your cause, do repeated business with a Delicate Doxy, and do deadly violence unto the Slaver King!

This is a faux-retro adaptation of a nonexistent 1979 text adventure from an alternate timeline, itself based on a nonexistent 1979 pen-and-paper RPG (a complete scan of which is included with the documentation).

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: December 24, 2007
Current Version: 9
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
Baf's Guide ID: 3101
IFID: F5FF6ECE-BECA-443B-A0CF-0DAC3AFA9C82
TUID: 8upuvdnsk4sho6ac

Off-Site Reviews

Play This Thing
It's strange and wonderful. It's also fun, well-polished, and written with considerable skill. If you're an IF aficionado, you'll probably find that it takes you a few turns to get used to the interaction, which is quite unlike even the oldest text adventures. It's entirely its own thing, and that's why it works.
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Playtechs Blog
The writing is frequently hilarious. The game is solidly designed: the environment is fairly small, the inventory is kept to a manageable size at all times, and you can't really get stuck.
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SPAG
... for all its aggressive surface awfulness, Treasures is a superbly crafted little game that contains none of the usual annoyances of games of its (fictional) age and genre. You are provided with a clear map of the game's logically laid-out terrain; the puzzles are, fair, neither too difficult nor too trival, and surprisingly clever in light of the limited parser; and even the randomized combats are crafted in a logical stairstep pattern that means you will never have to fight an opponent who is too difficult to defeat.
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