External Links

Play this game in your Web browser.

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 Feeds

New member reviews
Updates to external links
All updates to this page

Virgin Space

by Billy Y. Fernández

Episode 1 of Textagames
Science Fiction

Web Site

(based on 4 ratings)
2 reviews

About the Story

Unamuno's snake has coiled itself in the black hole of the Galactic Roman and devours everything in its path. Get into the skin of the Captain Dominica and travel to the Virgin Space in a desperate attempt to stop the catastrophe.

Game Details


- View the most common tags (What's a tag?)

(Log in to add your own tags)
Tags you added are shown below with checkmarks. To remove one of your tags, simply un-check it.

Enter new tags here (use commas to separate tags):

Member Reviews

5 star:
4 star:
3 star:
2 star:
1 star:
Average Rating:
Number of Reviews: 2
Write a review

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A media-rich space exploration game, January 14, 2020
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

I really enjoyed the presentation of this game. It has background music, and an animated star background.

It has a different emphasis then most space sci-fi, almost like a space retelling of some fairy tale. The worldbuilding is good, with weird creatures. The writing was evocative and clear, although there were a few tonal decisions that I think might have come from the translation. I got stuck on the main puzzle for longer than I had thought I would, but I finished the game in about 15 or 20 minutes.

There's an itch version and an e-reader version, which is nice for people looking for more interactivity on the Kindle.

Was this review helpful to you?   Yes   No   Remove vote  
More Options

 | Add a comment 

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Special effort for bringing hypertext to e-readers, January 10, 2020

Virgin Space is a special effort to bring hypertext to several platforms at once, including e-readers. The format is superb, going beyond what gamebooks can achieve, all that beautifully rendered. The format is crafted with care and a nice visual design.

The story is brief. This is the length of a short tale but, personally, I liked it a lot. It even packs some puzzles!

Very recommended.

Now some notes on kindle ergonomics... There's a trend out there stating that interactive fiction didn't flourished in e-books and why. I have my own opinions: don't trust walled gardens. Old kindles are awful to navigate links, and Amazon never went to fix that.

Probably for modern, touchy e-readers this would work really fine. But if possess the good old Kindle, one has to navigate all those letters using the cursor, and then "double click" to fully proceed to the link destination. A Chorus! In the end I got accustomed to it (like we get accustomed to other elaborated interfaces, like the parser, or Killer 7 control scheme). In the end you are traversing the text to select the links, and that's just fine.

I'm eager to read more stories of this Textagames format.

Was this review helpful to you?   Yes   No   Remove vote  
More Options

 | Add a comment 

If you enjoyed Virgin Space...

Related Games

People who like Virgin Space also gave high ratings to these games:

Superluminal Vagrant Twin, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (115 ratings)
A text-only space sim. Ply the spaceways. Make five million credits. Buy back your twin. (Superluminal Vagrant Twin is a shallow but broad exploration game.)

The Myothian Falcon, by Andy Joel
Average member rating: (10 ratings)
"That day, the 9th of June, 3145, started out like any other, perhaps a little hotter than usual. Then Maisy DeValle entered his office." Vic Gantry, P.I., has a new client. She is wanted for the murder of her rich husband, Lawrence.

Day of the Sleigh, by Dee Cooke
Average member rating: (3 ratings)
It's Christmas Eve, and 17-year-old Eilidh has taken her young neighbour, Deirdre, shopping in town.  But when the department store suffers a power cut and Deirdre goes missing, Eilidh must help not only her babysitting charge but also...

Suggest a game

This is version 2 of this page, edited by IFforL2 on 13 February 2020 at 1:24am. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item - Delete This Page