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Insignificant Little Vermin

by Filip Hracek profile

Fantasy
2017

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(based on 16 ratings)
2 reviews

About the Story

Escape slavery in Mount Bloodrock, an underground enclave of orcs and goblins preparing for war. What will you discover in these dark caves? What mayhem can you wreak on your way out? And how will your former captors remember you?

Explore a simulated living (and dying) world inhabited by AI actors, rendered through text.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2017
Current Version: Unknown
License: Creative Commons
Development System: Custom
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 8brcr5jn41zb408t

Awards

17th Place - 23rd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2017)

Editorial Reviews

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IFComp 2017 Review: Insignificant Little Vermin by Filip Hracek
Despite all the tropeyness, I must say Insignficant Little Vermin is an enjoyable experience. It rings enough changes to the established formulas to keep the player engaged, whilst delivering all the combat, bad-ass dialogue and schoolboy wish-fulfilment you would come to expect from the genre. It's like a Fighting Fantasy adventure gamebook with all the boring bits chopped out: it gets straight to the action.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
'Skyrim in text'; a demo of a combat engine in an rpg game, November 16, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

I beta tested this game.

This is an ambitious concept debuted here in a demo game. It is an rpg game with procedurally generated text and spinning wheels indicating combat.

I liked the system quite a bit; the styling was good, and the graphics nice. I felt a bit dissociated from the story; like real RPGs, the story was in service to the puzzles.

There is hidden material here; despite beta testing and playing again later, I didn't find the sword or defeat the giant monster. Worth checking it out to see the system.


A good prototype, but some of it is broken?, November 3, 2019

The idea behind the game and it's user interface is great. Unfortunately, some parts of the game (the online version) failed to load in my browser. Which meant I could not finish the two different playthroughs I had for this game.

Note: this review is based on older version of the game.

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