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The Bony King of Nowhere online at textadventures.​co.​uk
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The Bony King of Nowhere

by Luke A. Jones profile

Fantasy
2017

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(based on 6 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

This is a relaxed small(ish) text adventure in the classic parser style (but with a much wider vocabulary), and also with a modest attempt at humour!

Author's Comment: "After growing up with text adventures in the 80's, I wanted to make the kind of game that I would have enjoyed playing."

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: April 7, 2017
Current Version: 8
Development System: Quest
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFIDs:  D065F3C6-597C-42FE-B2CF-D8F46B803F5E
3920D3D6-41B4-48DF-9BF2-1145A76243A8
8E56CF3D-A420-4196-8178-C7BFB227BF0A
TUID: ymezzicbqtryc34j

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Entrant, Main Festival - Spring Thing 2017

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Reminiscent of classic Infocom games, April 28, 2017
I very much enjoyed this game.

[I'll give BRIEF descriptions, to keep this as spoiler free as possible.]

The story is very well-crafted, and it's extremely funny. I laughed aloud at least every four to five turns.

The puzzles and riddles were spot-on as well. (Not too difficult, but not too easy.)

The NPCs (that means 'non-playable characters, for those of you who are new to the IF scene) are extremely enjoyable. (HINT: (Spoiler - click to show)Sometimes you need to 'ASK so-and-so ABOUT such-and-such', and sometimes you need to 'TALK TO so-and-so' -- depending on the situation and the NPC.)

Here's a question: do you enjoy a good pun? This game's packed full of them!

It has a satisfying ending as well.

Overall, I found it very enjoyable. (Did I say that already?)

If you miss the old-school parser adventures, then give this one a shot! I bet you'll be glad you did!

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One note regarding the version of the game available from textadventures.co.uk as of 4/28/17 5:30 pm, CST (which I believe to be the most recent version):


Do not read this until you've officially declared that you are stuck.
(Spoiler - click to show)

If you are stuck at any point, try examining things. Sometimes you need to examine one thing to discover another.



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