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

Download


Play Online
Play this game in your Web browser.

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

“His Majesty’s Ship Impetuous”

by Jimmy Maher

Historical
2011

(based on 4 ratings)
No member reviews yet - be the first

About the Story

1981: Robert Lafore, inventor of the term "interactive fiction", creates a computer game named "His Majesty’s Ship Impetuous". A tale of derring-do on the high seas, set in an Horatio Hornblower milieu.

2011: Jimmy Maher plays his way through the game as part of his ongoing Digital Antiquarian series. Coincidentally, he's also trying out ChoiceScript at the time. The result? A game originally intended for the TSR-80, with a rudimentary parser, is now implemented as a fun and straightforward browser game.

Though you may find life on the open seas to be more difficult than you'd imagined...

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: September 1, 2011
Current Version: 1
License: Commercial (Out of Print)
Development System: ChoiceScript
IFID: Unknown
TUID: tzesllzimgswo4vd

Tags

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

If you enjoyed “His Majesty’s Ship Impetuous” ...

Related Games

People who like “His Majesty’s Ship Impetuous” also gave high ratings to these games:

Sunday Afternoon, by Christopher Huang (as Virgil Hilts)
Average member rating: (17 ratings)
It's gloriously sunny outside, and you can smell the grass from in here. It's not fair. All the servants have the day off, and you can bet they're not cooped up indoors in their Sunday best. If only there were some way to escape....

RPG-ish, by Stuart Lilford
Average member rating: (15 ratings)
A micro-RPG made for Twiny Jam (make a Twine game using 300 words or less).

The Life (and Deaths) of Doctor M, by Michael D. Hilborn
Average member rating: (26 ratings)
Your vision clears as you gently land in an endless landscape. There is the wind, a bleak and chill thing. And there is your sense of uncertainty: You don't know which way to go. Or, maybe, which way you went.

Suggest a game

Links




This is version 3 of this page, edited by Teaspoon on 12 June 2016 at 7:45pm. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item