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Hamlet -- The Text Adventure

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- dream, September 2, 2016

A puzzlefest mashup of several shakespeare plays, August 23, 2016

This game is written in Robin Johnson's own engine, one of the best home-brew parsers available. It is a Scott Adams-style puzzlefest, with smaller room descriptions, lots of places to explore, and 0-1 items in each location.

Some of the puzzles are quite hard; this game is for fans of old-school design.

The game mashes up several Shakespeare plays, primarily Hamlet, but also Othello, Macbeth, Richard III, the Henry IV/Falstaff plays, Romeo and Juliet, and so on

Overall, this is one of the best theatre-based games available, and one of the best old-school games.

- E.K., May 12, 2016

- sunflowers, January 17, 2016


Anyway, this game was fun to play, fiendish puzzle aside. The environment was described well and, since I didn't notice there was a save feature until late in the festivities (it's implemented with cookies), I replayed from the start so many times I could probably navigate the whole map blindfolded if I were dropped there in real life. The humor was engaging, and the easy puzzles you start out with make you feel triumphant, hooking you in and making you want to finish. It's well worth playing.
-- Andrea Crain

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- perching path (near Philadelphia, PA, US), April 12, 2010

- schifter (Louisville, KY), August 17, 2008

- aaronius, May 21, 2008

- felicitations, May 3, 2008

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