Home | Profile - Edit | Your Page | Your Inbox Browse | Search Games   |   Log In

Download



Story File
Version 2.​0
For all systems. To play, you'll need a TADS 3 Interpreter - visit tads.org for interpreter downloads.
IFBeginnersComp entries
Contains TADS3/Princess/TheSleepingPrincess.t3
For all systems. To play, you'll need a TADS 3 Interpreter - visit tads.org for interpreter downloads. (Compressed with ZIP. Free Unzip tools are available for most systems at www.info-zip.org.)
Story File (Web UI version)
Version 2.​0
Play on the Internet with a browser, or download for use with a TADS Web UI-compatible interpreter - visit www.tads.org for interpreter downloads.

Have you played this game?

You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.

Playlists and Wishlists

RSS Feeds

New member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page

The Sleeping Princess

by Molly Engelberg, Alex Engelberg, and Mark Engelberg

Children's/Fantasy
2008

(based on 18 ratings)
6 member reviews

About the Story

You are a pageboy, well, actually you're more like a janitor. Can you wake the sleeping princess?

An entry in the IFBeginnersComp.

Game Details

Language: English (en-US)
First Publication Date: February 16, 2008
Current Version: 2.0
License: Creative Commons
Development System: TADS 3
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
Baf's Guide ID: 3107
IFID: B8819F16-4A35-D64F-A521-6423A2E4858E
TUID: bxio01ferbyxr4rk

Editorial Reviews

Emily Short's Interactive Storytelling
Overall, there was nothing about this that Iíll likely remember a month from now, but it wasnít unpleasant, either. Itís also considerably better than the IF I tried to write when I was a kid.
See the full review

Tags

- View the most common tags (What's a tag?)
(Log in to add your own tags)

Member Reviews

5 star:
(2)
4 star:
(10)
3 star:
(6)
2 star:
(0)
1 star:
(0)
Average Rating:
Number of Reviews: 6
Write a review


Most Helpful Member Reviews


12 of 15 people found the following review helpful:
10 year olds review The Sleeping Princess, October 18, 2008
by msousa (Massachusetts)
It was a very interesting game. We finished it in an hour though. I liked that in this game you had to be precise. I also liked the (Spoiler - click to show)spell Abracadabra Kalamazoo. The princess room was pretty in PINK. It was cool how you had to (Spoiler - click to show)jump on the sofa to get out of the secret room. This game is awesome for beginners!

I like that the man in the gym made you (Spoiler - click to show)eat the mushrooms! The journal that the (Spoiler - click to show)witch wrote was fantastic. (Spoiler - click to show)Washing the floor to reveal the trap door was an awesome idea.

Liza & Raquel
Age 10

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful:
Great for Beginners!, June 7, 2011
This game is both fun and easy. My brother is five years old, and I wanted to show him how to play text adventures! He was starting to get bored, but then (Spoiler - click to show) we found the trapdoor, and he said " I'm not bored anymore!" I would definitely recommend this to beginners! This is a very fun game, and is one of my " Warm-Up" games!

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Fun Little Game, December 3, 2013
by Sharpe (Playing Kerkerkruip, the IF Roguelike)
If The Sleeping Princess was written by a child, it was a child with an A-level high school writing ability at least.

The story progresses logically and there are no sudden deaths or tasks that require clairvoyance to complete. This is actually the first IF I've ever completed all the way through. I did it in about twenty minutes between classes at schoolócollege, not high school. ;) It was really fun and simple, not some punishing experience that frustrated me enough to quit. I stuck with it and was glad I did.

There was only one thing that confused me. The first hallway in the game, it goes south. When the player first enters, it's not explicitly stated that the player can go further south, though it does tell the player they're in the north end of the hall, so it can be inferred; I just didn't. I thought the only ways to go was back into the starting room or into the boarded-up room, which cannot be entered at first. So, I burned a hint there, but it didn't help. Thankfully, I accidentally tried to go south and it allowed me to do so.

Other than that, I'd have liked a more lengthy ending. More fanfare. More about what happens after waking the princess. More "happily ever after." However, that's not a big complaint; the story wraps up nicely leaving little to be imagined.

Two thumbs up!


óRichard Sharpe

See All 6 Member Reviews

If you enjoyed The Sleeping Princess...

Related Games

People who like The Sleeping Princess also gave high ratings to these games:

School Dreams 3: School Dreams Forever, by GoblinBoy
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

IF is Dead. Long Live IF., by Joshua Houk
Average member rating: (8 ratings)
Reaction/recap/wrap-up for the 2014 Annual Interactive Fiction Competition... in Twine. The author discusses their reactions to the 2014 IFComp with their 10 year younger self who had just started writing reviews of the competition.

Glass, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (80 ratings)
The Prince sits awkwardly on the couch, holding his glass slipper and trying to keep it from crushing. Lucinda and Theodora have the ends of the same couch, and they are taking turns seeing who can bend lowest and show off the most...

Suggest a game

Polls

The following polls include votes for The Sleeping Princess:

Games with easy English by Fitbos
I'm a Chinese guy who is really interested in text-based stuff, but my English is not very good for me to play games with hard English. Especially games with slangs every where. So I'm just looking for games that really written in easy...

Games suitable for children by msousa
My 10 year old twins recently "discovered" IF. They fell in love with Grunk and are asking for more games to play. I've searched BAF and have some ideas, but figured I would give this poll a shot since there are hundreds and hundreds of...

Child authored IF by Hulk Handsome
It's incredibly unlikely to find a game created by a child (12 years or under) that's actually well made, but they can still be enjoyable. It's fun to see a young ones imagination run wild, limited only by their... likely poor coding...

Links




This is version 10 of this page, edited by Edward Lacey on 14 April 2013 at 4:32am. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item