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MythTale

by Temari Seikaiha

Mythological
2002

(based on 7 ratings)
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About the Story

In this game about Greek myths, you play as several characters. In the prologue and endgame, you are a hero who wants to make his destiny with the Golden Bowl of Artemis. In the main game, you are a modern-day cat owner searching for five pages of notes. Each page describes a different myth which you enact as Theseus, Celides, Daedalus, Polyeidus, or Hermes when you take their page.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 1926
IFID: ZCODE-1-020830-29EF
TUID: 5rrdc1i3nrryvckj

Awards

11th Place - 8th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2002)

Editorial Reviews

Baf's Guide


This game spins around two tightly entwined themes - mythology of Ancient Greece, and cats. It is done very solidly, with well-constructed puzzles, and an interesting plot. Don't get irritated by the fact that this review's tone isn't as expressive as it might have been - MythTale is definitely worth playing; the thing is, I just prefer dogs;).

-- Valentine Kopteltsev

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

Overall, despite the fact that it has some fun moments, MythTale is pretty much hit or (must... resist... cheesy... pun...) miss.
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SPAG
None of this prevents MythTale from being well worth playing, but it isn't going to last as long as the myths it refers to.
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A greek mythology/modern life game, August 1, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 2 hours
This was an entertaining game from IFcomp 2002.

You explore your house, looking for your notes. As you find notes, you have a sort of flashback or dream of a greek mythological figure.

I enjoyed these vignettes more than the house filled with greek mythology-named cats.

The game was a bit underclued, though, and it was hard to get invested.

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