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Troll's Tale 2023

by Outgrabe


(based on 3 ratings)
1 review

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Troll's Tale 2023 is a remake/demake of a classic Sierra On-line graphical text adventure game originally released in 1983 for the Apple II computer. This point-and-click adventure game demonstrates what is possible when pushing the design constraints of the minimalist Bitsy game engine.

Synopsis: It's been forty years since you helped Mark the Dwarf King retrieve his stolen treasure from the evil underground trolls. History repeats itself as you once again find yourself in this mysterious land of the trolls, only this time aiding a new dwarf monarch. The apple really does fall far from the tree... King Mark II's tastes are far more eccentric than that of his father's.

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52nd Place (tie), Best in Show - The IF Short Games Showcase 2023


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Slightly tedious and silly fetch quest, January 12, 2024
by manonamora
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The game is a short-ish explorative game made in bitsy, reminiscent of point-n-click (except you use your keyboard arrows instead of your mouse), where the goal is to find all treasures of the Dwarf King. There are about 20-30-ish screens that you must go through to find all treasures, some where you will find the wanted objects, others where an element is interactive. This "fetch-quest" relies on your memory of having already explored a certain screen or not.

The game is a bit silly in its premise, with (internet?) trolls having taken treasures and hidden it. And the design of each screen, with it's 3-colour palette, is reminiscent of old school games. But it is made extra tedious by the choice of program, as bitsy relies on pressing arrows to move the cursor around...

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