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Thorfinn's Realm

by Robert Hall and Roy Main

Zorkian/Time Travel
1999

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About the Story

"Travel back in time, find all the treasure to join the Adventurer's Society." [--blurb from Competition '99]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 101
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 896
IFID: ZCODE-101-990929-F078
TUID: 2k171zs82dpkinbz

Awards

28th Place - 5th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (1999)

Editorial Reviews

Baf's Guide


Bare-bones old-school fantasy--time-travel and treasure-hunt combined. Worse, lots of bad design choices, like a really small inventory limit, random death, and a light source puzzle. Lots of silliness--the game is supposedly set in the 10th century, but of course things like pizzas are on hand. On the other hand, everything works okay, and a few of the puzzles are somewhat inventive. If you're nostalgic for the dawn of IF, you may like this.

-- Duncan Stevens

>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

I don't know whether Thorfinn's Realm is the product of novice programmers (or a port of such.) It may not really belong to this category of game, but it certainly feels like it does. It's a game that does many things wrong, and has lots of irritating misfeatures and errors, but is still endearing nonetheless for its abundant energy and enthusiasm.
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