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Captain Verdeterre's Plunder

by Ryan Veeder profile

2013

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(based on 50 ratings)
3 reviews

About the Story

You should carry the bag. I'm more of a delegator.


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Awards

4th Place - 19th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2013)

Nominee, Best Puzzles; Nominee, Best Individual Puzzle; Winner, Best Individual NPC - 2013 XYZZY Awards


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Hugo Labrande has completed the French translation of Captain Verdeterre's Plunder, Le butin du Capitaine Verdeterre. The story file, source text (with edifying translation notes), and a Parchment version of the translation are available now at the author's website.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
Enjoyable, repeatable optimization minigame, February 3, 2016
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

This game would work great as a text adventure (which it is), a point-and-click, a sidescroller, and frankly just about anything.

You are stuck with a rat captain and have to get out of sinking ship as fast as possible, grabbing whatever treasure you can. There are some mild puzzles (and probably some harder ones I couldn't figure out), but mostly you just try to figure out what's worth saving.

This is pretty fun. I enjoyed spending a ton of turns trying to get an obscure object only to discover it was completely worthless. Sometimes things are not what they seem (diamonds in the rough) and sometimes they are what they seem (dirt clods in the rough).

Lots of fun, and super short (to maximize replay value). I recommend a few playthroughs for fun.

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
Very clever "open-ended' game, December 7, 2013
by streever (America)

This is a very clever and easily re-playable game.

Too much description would spoil the pleasures in it--be prepared to play several times, interacting, examining, and testing different things.

Narratively it is a very funny game. Descriptions are well-written, red herrings are nicely done, and the sense of exploration is high.

I'm looking forward to seeing "highest attainable score"--the nature of the game is such that it isn't obvious how high of a score you can get without extensive replays.

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A well written treasure hunting., September 19, 2022

I have enjoyed a lot playing and replaying this game half a dozen times. Each gameplay I have retrieved higher amount of rewards. I like searching items meanwile the ship sinks and calculating the objects I will retrieve or not.

- Jade.

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