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The Bible Retold: Following a Star

by Justin Morgan profile

Episode 2 of The Bible Retold
Religious
2010

(based on 12 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

You are Balthasar, a magus from Babylon. You and your companions, Gaspar and Melchior, are about to embark on a journey to Judea, a client kingdom of the Roman Empire, to venerate a newborn king. You'll need to bring gifts.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2010
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
IFIDs:  GLULX-1-034107-97ACA246
GLULX-2-034107-5BC466A1
TUID: o8g838kpnzkn52r

Awards

13th Place - 16th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2010)

Nominee, Best Individual NPC; Nominee, Best Individual PC - 2010 XYZZY Awards

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A slapstick version of the three kings story. Many sidequests, February 3, 2016
This game is a sequel to the first Bible Retold game. In it, you play as one of the three kings as you travel west, finding gold, frankincense, and myrrh, and visiting Jesus.

The game's take on the Bible is sort of a slapstick comedy. You have to impersonate priests, steal, dupe guards, etc.

The puzzles are varied and odd, and I had some trouble with the parser sometimes, especially during an complicated math problem involving an astrolabe and latitude calculations.

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