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 FeedsNew member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page
About the Story1981: 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...
If you enjoyed “His Majesty’s Ship Impetuous” ...
Related GamesPeople who like “His Majesty’s Ship Impetuous” also gave high ratings to these games:
|Additional Tales from Castle Balderstone, by Ryan Veeder|
Average member rating: (9 ratings)
Another anthology of terror, edited by Ryan Veeder, again. Also an ECTOCOMP 2019 entry.
|Ka, by Dan Efran|
Average member rating: (17 ratings)
For an Egyptian mummy's soul - or "Ka" - death is but the first step on a puzzling and perilous journey. The second step? Getting out of all those coffins....
|First Draft of the Revolution, by Emily Short, Liza Daly and inkle|
Average member rating: (42 ratings)
It is dangerous to deceive a husband of magic-using rank... Juliette has been banished for the summer to a village above Grenoble: a few Alpine houses, a deep lake, blue sky, and no society. Now she writes daily to her husband. She tells...
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