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A Castle of Thread

by Marshal Tenner Winter profile


About the Story

Your family is known to be expert language keepers in your village. Your specialty is an ancient, dead language called Ixteesh. You never thought it would be useful for much of anything, but then you are summoned to the city many days away. Something has been found and someone who knows Ixteesh is needed.

Now, you have been sent on this errand and you'll soon learn there is danger in this task.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2017
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Tough
IFID: BD39CF87-8D75-4D15-BE56-ED2E69145610
TUID: 4232iz57xo9fkxn1

Off-Site Reviews

Lab of Jizaboz
Pretty cool game overall.
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Narrativium - interactive culture
There is a good framework here. Everything in the room descriptions can be examined, and there are sensible responses to most actions involving them. The world-building is intriguing, it doesn't feel like generic Dungeons & Dragons...
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The Breakfast Review
The worldbuilding is thorough ... and absorbing. Like I said, I got a bit of a Robert E. Howard vibe from that sense of ancient empires and fallen civilisations. One almost expects a sequel involving Conan the Barbarian.
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Renga in Blue
This is ambitious: there’s all sorts of NPCs to interact with, including major action scenes where they try to kill you.
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Club Floyd
I feel like this game is an improvement on past MTW games, though I'm having trouble putting my finger on why.
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Page Update History

  v.14: 13-Apr-2021 00:32 - Zape (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.13: 11-Mar-2020 17:50 - Marshal Tenner Winter
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v.12: 04-Dec-2019 20:44 - Marshal Tenner Winter
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v.11: 25-Nov-2019 20:51 - cas
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v.10: 29-Nov-2017 22:29 - Marshal Tenner Winter
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v.9: 16-Nov-2017 12:13 - Marshal Tenner Winter
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v.8: 16-Nov-2017 12:12 - Marshal Tenner Winter
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v.7: 16-Nov-2017 11:10 - CMG
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v.6: 06-Nov-2017 19:06 - Marshal Tenner Winter
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v.5: 06-Nov-2017 13:27 - Marshal Tenner Winter
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v.4: 06-Nov-2017 13:12 - Marshal Tenner Winter
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v.3: 22-Oct-2017 08:49 - Marshal Tenner Winter
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v.2: 01-Oct-2017 20:05 - Marshal Tenner Winter
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v.1: 01-Oct-2017 16:26 - CMG
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