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The Dragon Diamond

by Kenneth Pedersen profile

Episode 1 of The Bash Saga

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About the Story

Your name is Bash, a famous warrior, ordered by the evil Queen Drana to obtain the fabled Dragon Diamond from the Forest of Fear. The queens chauffeur Leon drives you to the outskirts of the forest in a carriage. You arrive and you both leave the carriage. Your adventure starts here!

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: March 29, 2016
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFIDs:  ADRIFT-500-68CADD546F9470F83A47B1B71FE75C79
TUID: g0igvmdw79armepk

Remake of The Dragon Diamond, by Kenneth Pedersen

Followed by sequel The Way Home, by Kenneth Pedersen


Entrant - 2016 ADRIFT End of the Year Comp.


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A Short, Traditional Adventure With Clever Puzzles, June 30, 2020
by J. J. Guest (London, England)

The Dragon Diamond is the first of a trilogy of games, and thus far the only one to have been ported to Inform. The story and setting are not the most original, but it's enjoyable enough for all that. The game's best feature are its puzzles, which are quite clever. Some items have several different uses, and many of the puzzles have multiple solutions. I did have guess-the-verb type problems with some of the puzzles, however, and though the author has rated The Dragon Diamond as "Merciful" on the Zarfian forgiveness scale, I also found at least one way to get the game into an unwinnable state. These quibbles aside, I would still recommend The Dragon Diamond as a good game for a beginner, as it is quite short and includes a hint system.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Good for relatively new players, February 3, 2019

In-game help system was perfect and kept me from doing too much rephrasing. The story was well crafted if a bit thin, but maybe others in the series explain more.

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