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The Galleon

by Robert Olessak profile

Episode 1 of The Galleon
Fantasy, Humor, Surreal

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About the Story

One of the largest, longest and most difficult text adventure games ever made. You must control two characters at the same time in a surrealistic fantasy world. (If you need more information about the Hungarian original, please rather click over to that (see here: A gálya); there are much more further links and downloads, reviews etc. over there.)

The main scene is a closed island kingdom called Athar, isolated from the outside world for centuries. Every ship trying to sail over the sea is lost since then. But one day the wreckage of a strange, foreign ship appears by the shore without its former crew (but loaded with a lot of unknown, modern instruments), totally disturbing the life. You have got two characters to play at once: Tongrak the barbarian, and Raernon the self-styled, young magician, who are brothers, and they must save their country, by preventing a threatening civil war. They need to find a mythical and ancient ship - The Galleon - and disembark towards the outer ocean, searching for the other world. (It is a satiric and parodistic, absurd fantasy - with an intelligent parser and a world-modelling system.)

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Former commercial
Development System: C64
Forgiveness Rating: Cruel
TUID: vm8zx529oeis8o6a

English translation of A gálya, by Robert Olessak

Followed by sequel Horsekiller, by Robert Olessak

Editorial Reviews

Isten Nyila
The Galleon (A gálya)
The original game description by the author (the same as the "Web Site" above).
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The Galleon topic at CASA
The Galleon topic dealing with the game at the CASA Forum.
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