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Baluthar

by Chris Molloy Wischer

Horror
2003

About the Story

In this game of horror, you play as an old man of a tribal culture. For months, you've been weary of life and kept to your bed. But when you learn that your adult son, Rykhard, has foolishly gone into the cursed cave in the well, you are finally motivated to act. You lost his mother. You will not lose him too.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 2181
IFID: ZCODE-1-030926-A1C3
TUID: annp0nwttzb4jhcb

Off-Site Reviews

SPAG
All in all, the fact that I'm nitpicking some details of prose and the mechanics of player investment rather than bemoaning poor coding and broken puzzles argues very much in Baluthar's favor. It's got a good opening and some neat ideas, and while it isn't quite great, it's nonetheless a very solid game.
-- Mike Russo
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>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

Every author is a rookie once, and only once, and those who can learn from their mistakes and try again will inevitably produce a better game next time out. There are some things about Baluthar that showed promise... I'll be interested to see what sort of improvements occur when and if the author produces another game.
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  v.5: 07-Jul-2018 15:47 - David Welbourn (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.4: 10-Apr-2013 04:46 - Edward Lacey
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v.3: 08-Apr-2008 17:57 - Paul O'Brian
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v.2: 25-Feb-2008 07:32 - J. Robinson Wheeler
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:48 - IFDB
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