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The Xylophoniad

by Robin Johnson profile

Humor
2016

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About the Story

The King of Anachronopolis has ordered you to end the Trojan War, slay the dreaded Bicyclops, and rescue a couple of inmates from Hades. A comic adventure set in Greek mythology.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: April 6, 2016
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: Custom
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: Unknown
TUID: otfp9kbrk5ki5ie

Off-Site Reviews

Emily Short's Interactive Storytelling
"A good-natured spoof of Greek mythology with cameos from Achilles, Sappho, Daedalus, the Minotaur, and assorted other crowd favorites"
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Astrobolism
"This is a 'large and sparse' parser game set in a parodic world of antiquity, where you meet such things as a 'bicyclops', which is much scarier than a regular cyclops because it has two eyes."
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Narrativium
"Overall, The Xylophoniad is well worth playing. It doesn't break any new barriers and is definitely old-school, but with the cruel, sadistic edge of the old-school taken out."
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Christopher Huang
"From the Trojan War shenanigans to the Bicyclops (a cyclops with two eyes! The horror of it!) the work is steeped through with clever humour."
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Wade's Important Astrolab
"The Xylophoniad delivers its humour in some particularly goofy and cartoon-like ways, elicits jokes from cute and simple NPCs who appear as caricatures of their legendary selves – or 'non-canonical versions' as the game likes to say – and keeps the player busy with a large ancient world split into separate regions."
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Old Games Italia (Italian)

"The game is a big carousel of characters and clichés of Greek culture (from the minotaur to the Medusa), all reinterpreted in comic and surreal style" [edited Google translation]
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