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The Journey of the King

by Peter Nepstad profile

Part of Tales of Wonder
Fantasy/Literary
2006

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(based on 4 ratings)
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About the Story

"The King goeth upon a journey with many horses, yet riding upon none, when the pomp of travelling shall be heard in the streets and the sound of the lute and the drum and the name of the King. And I would know what princes and what people shall greet me on the other shore in the land to which I travel."


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: November 26, 2006
Current Version: 1.1
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 3000
IFID: TADS2-14E9831725A97960D3BB4CAC54543CC6
TUID: kco834ddtbmrmw9z

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If you happen to be open to appreciating Lord Dunsany's very florid 19th Century writing style you'll find the game very enjoyable and actually a rather clever way of getting painlessly through some fairly dense prose.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A haunting old novella made into a TADS game, June 5, 2017

This game is adapted from an old novella, so it has a bunch of textdumps; however, I really enjoy the writing of the novella, so I didn't mind.

There were some pretty hard puzzles, some that were good, and some that were 'guess the verb'.

Worthwhile to play if you like Dunsany/Chambers/Lovecraft's writing.


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