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Djinn on the Rocks

by Joshua Wilson profile


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(based on 6 ratings)
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About the Story

James Merl III is a thrice-cursed pain in your magically imprisoned butt. What are you going to do about it?

A short comic fantasy adventure game featuring mild but mischievous reality bending magic powers in the form of parser-based interactive fiction created for and submitted to the PunyJam#1 competition.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: May 2, 2021
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: D409FE7D-C342-44CD-B413-C0DBA5E7E2FA
TUID: j9c3fyfv7ub5m7pa


Entrant - PunyJam #1


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Swap my wheelbarrow got me a horse, May 7, 2021
by jakomo
Related reviews: punyjam1

You're a genie in a bottle, but thankfully nobody needs to "rub you the right way". You have the power to SWAP any object in the game world with any other (providing it has similar properties). A door is locked? SWAP it with a different, open door you've seen somewhere else and just walk through. A really clever mechanic used in multiple crafty and surprising ways. Three new custom verbs, a karma system, puzzles with multiple solutions, and multiple endings, NPCs you can converse with, all crammed into a mere seven rooms. The game is an entry in "PunyJam", a competition for games using the alternate, cut-down Inform library suitable for 8-bit computers. I honestly didn't notice anything missing from the regular Inform libraries while playing, so that's a big success for both the library and the game's shrewd use of it.

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Great ideas, great design, May 7, 2021
by Wilfried Elmenreich (Austria)

I really like the ideas in this game and the interesting descriptions. I also appreciate how the game design guides the player into gameplay through small successful steps.

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