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Here Be Dragons!!!

by Gunther Schmidl

Fantasy, Satire

(based on 2 ratings)
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About the Story

In this minimalistic satire, you play as a generic adventurer in a standard fantasy setting. If you can find and defeat the dragon, you'll be able to claim its treasure!

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Entrant - DragonComp


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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
All the subtlety and charm of a giant middle finger..., April 16, 2010

I have not yet found any good documentation on the parameters for Dave Cornelson's 2000 DragonComp, but the gist seems to be that authors were invited to write a funny game involving dragons.

The opening of Here Be Dragons!!! started out kind of clever and amusing in a genre- and form-subverting kind of way. Unfortunately, that was the high point.

The author, Gunther Schmidl, seems to have deliberately disabled the "examine" verb and its synonyms, which takes nothing away from the brief and uninviting experience of this work. It probably saves time in navigating the sequence of empty rooms that lead you to the dragon, which is two inches long and non-threatening, but whom it is apparently your destiny to kill. You do, you win, it's over.

This appears to be one of those games deliberately written to be bad, though I don't understand why anyone would go through the trouble of programming even a short piece like this as a kind of joke. If it's a joke, don't fall for it like I did.

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