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This is the main game file. Also download the TALES_TS resource file if you want to include chapter title images when playing.
For all systems. To play, you'll need a Hugo interpreter - visit the Hugor page on ifwiki.org for download links.
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Resource file
Configuration file for use by the Gargoyle interpreter
To view this file, you need an Acrobat Reader for your system.
Source Code
Hugo source code for Tales of the Traveling Swordsman 1.​3.
(Compressed with ZIP. Free Unzip tools are available for most systems at www.info-zip.org.)

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Tales of the Traveling Swordsman

by Mike Snyder profile


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About the Story

You are the traveling swordsman; the strong and silent stranger; the wandering vanquisher of villainy. Damsels swoon for you. Good men respect and envy you. Scoundrels learn to fear you. Even so, you are but a rumor throughout the land.

The original version of TTS was an entry in the 2006 IFComp, where it placed 4th.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2006
Current Version: 1.3
License: Freeware
Development System: Hugo
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
Baf's Guide ID: 2944
IFID: HUGO-25-54-06-09-29-06
TUID: fsujzka1ua0h5att

Off-Site Reviews

You see, Tales very much wants to tell you a story -- one particular story. It is very linear, and implemented just deeply enough to get you through that story. And it is a fantasy game, not my favorite genre of IF or literature. The fact that someone like me, who is generally interested by more simulation-oriented, open-ended IF set anywhere BUT a world of magic and fantasy, finds the game so appealing is a testimony I think to just how well it operates within its chosen restrictions.
-- Jimmy Maher
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Jay Is Games
What really captured me was the game's simplicity and palpable setting. You can almost feel the grass-scented wind in your hair.
-- JohnB
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