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King Arthur's Night Out

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A small game about escaping your wife, July 16, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes
You're King Arthur, and can't leave because Guinevere won't let you.

This is a short game, yet still frustrating. The many actions you have to do are hard to conceive of before doing them.

The author said on rec.arts.int-fiction that they wrote this game in 3 days, and it shows. It's not horrible, because the scope was small enough to allow for some polish, but it doesn't sparkle.


This could very easily have been written as an overly-clever Douglas Adams pastiche, but that would've spelled instant doom for this project. Instead, the author chooses a tone not at all unlike the comedy of Norm Macdonald, and it's a perfect fit.
-- Adam Cadre

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

I found no bugs in playing the game, and only a very few errors in the prose mechanics. I still didn't have a particularly great time playing the game, but a large portion of that reaction is due to the fact that I didn't find the premise very interesting. Perhaps people who enjoy broad domestic farce would like it more. In addition, if a second edition of the game emerges that implements the puzzles a little more robustly, King Arthur's Night Out will be a solidly coded, if a little bit odd, piece of interactive fiction.

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Baf's Guide

A parody of sorts of the Arthurian genre--you're King Arthur, and you want to go out on the town with the boys, but you have to evade Guinevere to do it. There are a few funny moments, but only a few--mostly, your character is a lout who happens to be named King Arthur, and you poke around the castle solving fairly ho-hum puzzles with some guess-the-verb moments. If the premise amuses you, it might be worth trying; otherwise, skip.

-- Duncan Stevens

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