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The Jewel of Knowledge

by Francesco Bova

Episode 1 of Jewel of Knowledge
Cave crawl

About the Story

"A somewhat traditional cave crawl." Possession of the long-lost Jewel of Knowledge is said to bring fame, wealth, power, and of course knowledge, but you'll have to beat the extraordinarily high mortality rate for adventurers. And the protectors of the Jewel, the ancient dragons of the sixth layer.
[--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 546
IFID: ZCODE-2-990710-F534
TUID: hu60gp1bgkhlo5yx

Off-Site Reviews

To be sure, it gives the player considerably more backstory than most of the seminal dungeon-crawl works, and your motivations are considerably more developed. But what really works here is what made the canonical dungeon crawls work, namely good puzzles and a well-described setting; the moments where the author tries to question the assumptions of those traditional dungeon crawls are far less effective.
-- Duncan Stevens

I may be a little biased here, since I was involved in the beta-testing, but I would thoroughly recommend this as a smashing little game to while away a few hours.
-- Karen Tyers
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  v.5: 23-Nov-2018 05:21 - David Welbourn (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.4: 20-Mar-2013 10:45 - Edward Lacey
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v.2: 11-Mar-2008 15:33 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 29-Sep-2007 20:48 - IFDB
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