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Jack Toresal and The Secret Letter

by Mike Gentry and David Cornelson

Episode 1 of The Miradania Series

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About the Story

Jack Toresal and The Secret Letter is the first game published by Textfyre. You are a fourteen year old orphan in the northern town of Toresal. Minding your own business, about to sit down with a recently stolen apple, a group of mercenaries begin combing Grubber's Market for you. The chase begins!

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: June 27, 2009
Current Version: Unknown
License: Former Commercial
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Tough
IFID: 1E802B58-F1C0-465D-8597-27451EC837E6
TUID: scrpg07v9i8046u9

Off-Site Reviews

Digital Changeling
Jack Toresal and The Secret Letter, Interactive Fiction Review
So, I found myself playing Jack Toresal and the Secret Letter this week. I was excited and apprehensive. I was trying to give the engine the benefit of the doubt. I'm a professional programmer and some of the rumors I've heard about the development of the technical parts haven't sounded very flattering. I ended up really frustrated and conflicted about the game that I found, even though I approached it cautiously. Some things about it are really good, and some things made me want to throw my computer across the room, repeatedly. [...]
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Alan De Smet

Jack Toresal and the Secret Letter is the story of Jack, an orphan with an unknown past living in a generic fantasy renaissance town. It's probably not a surprise that Jack is destined for more. The story begins with mercenaries searching the market for Jack. Jack must discover why and eventually becomes entangled the town's politics.
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Adventure Classic Gaming

As the story begins, some mercenaries come looking for Jack. Why are they going to such trouble and expense for a nobody like Jack? To find the answer, Jack must learn about the politics of Toresal and Miradania and not get caught (or worse!) during the investigation. The political struggles of the day have a surprising connection to an orphan's dead parents.
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