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Lysidice and the Minotaur

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About the Story

You are Lysidice, a young Athenian maiden prisoner of the labyrinth. Though you are under the protection of the minotaur, you know your luck is bound to run out. And when he shows up...

So you will need to escape the maze, if you want (him) to survive...

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3rd Place - Text Adventure Literacy Jam 2024


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Mythological game set in a complex labyrinth , May 5, 2024
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 1 hour

This game was part of the Text Adventure Literacy Jam, which requires a tutorial and asks authors to make games appropriate for newcomers.

The tutorial in this game was, I thought, as long as the whole game, as it was very complex, involving following a complex recipe. I was surprised to find out there was more after, and quite a bit!

This is one of the longer Adventuron games I've seen in a while, not as big as Faeries of Haelstowne, for instance, but it took me around an hour or more.

You play as an Athenian maiden trapped in the labyrinth with the minotaur. But...he's actually a very nice minotaur. And he needs your help!

The gameplay and story reminded me of Bronze by Emily Short in a way, with an injured beast man that you have to care for. But this is a more positive game, and contains many references to Greek Mythology.

One thing I liked about this game was that it has a lot of optional side quests, meaning that if you are having trouble you can just leave, but if you're enjoying yourself and want more of a challenge you can attempt the other quests.

There are a lot of hints and things.

I had several parser frustrations, many of which were just due to having a complex project in Adventuron, in my opinion (I had a big Adventuron project that had similar issues). I passed on everything I found to the author, though, and I didn't have much trouble completing the game in the end.

I liked the storyline overall, and felt it was a good spin on mythology and I loved the synergy between me and the minotaur. Glad I played.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Lovely game with a lovely sidekick, May 31, 2024
by Dee Cooke
Related reviews: TALP Jam 2024

This Adventuron game is based on Greek mythology - and set in a maze! But itís a fun maze. Trust me.

The gameplay is nice and simple for beginners while still providing a fun challenge due to the maze, which is very satisfying to map. The game is well documented for anyone who gets stuck, with a walkthrough and map available on the Itch page.

There are a few points with confusing wording or clunky responses, but on the whole the implementation is solid.

I really felt the kind nature of the Minotaur and his lovely relationship with the player character; this is very nicely done for a mute character. Itís also great that there are optional subplot puzzles that you can do to get slightly different endings (though I think it would have been good to make at least one of them mandatory, as itís a shame for players to miss out).

A really lovely and fun game!

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