My (19) January CASA/solutionarchive walkthroughs/contributions

Recommendations by Andrew Schultz (Chicago)

This month I got back into contributing to CASA. Actually, I never seriously had before. I have a year's goal of getting to 150 points, or Dungeon Master.

I tried to avoid duplicating David Welbourn's excellent work both by checking his Trello board and (google search site:plover.net (game title),) though I forgot to check Further when I dumped an extra-color-coded map I made years ago.

In general I'd like my work to be a complement to his far more in-depth guides. I will tend to go in for much shorter games, as well, to hit that silly point mark. But everything I write, I hope one person might say "Oh, hey, I never played/got through that game!" I think walkthroughs have a very real place beyond LOOK I SOLVED THIS I AM SMART, because unfortunately we don't have infinite time to ponder everything about all the works that seem interesting. We come back to the ones that really strike a chord.

Here is the link to all my contributions, but I linked to individual game pages below.

For those curious, previous games submitted included Bored of the Rings (walkthrough), Forbidden Castle, Luster (walkthrough), Very Vile Fairy File, and Usurper: Mines of Qyntarr. Also, I'll be submitting walkthroughs for my own stuff, but I'm not going to put links to it, because that's kind of naff.

Maps are made with Trizbort. All contributions are map/walkthrough unless noted otherwise.

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1. The Adventures of Peter Patzer, Who Sought Masterhood and Returned Not Quite the Same
by John C. Knudsen
(2003)
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Andrew Schultz says:

A short and amusing game about trying to somehow, finally win a game of chess. Alekhine's ghost helps you. Published way back in 2003 with AGT.

CASA link

2. Barry Basic and the Quick Escape
by Dee Cooke
(2021)
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Andrew Schultz says:

The second in the Barry Basic series. The other two have walkthroughs. I didn't want this one to be left out!

2021 TALP entrant.

CASA link

3. The Blue Lettuce
by Caleb Wilson
(2021)
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Andrew Schultz says:

A short and neat TALP 2021 game which actually makes you want to eat your veggies, even if they aren't as cool as blue lettuce.

CASA link

4. Cana According To Micah, by Christopher Huang (as Rev. Stephen Dawson) (2011)
Average member rating: (19 ratings)
Andrew Schultz says:

There's a lot to like and think about in this game, and I covered all four endings. 2011 IFComp.

CASA link

5. Danse Nocturne
by Joey Jones
(2011)
Average member rating: (17 ratings)

Andrew Schultz says:

Thanks to the author releasing the source code, I was able to plow through and see all the endings. I was always curious.

Written for 2011/2012 New Year's SpeedIF. Walkthrough only, since this is all about the adverbs.

CASA link

6. Day of the Sleigh
by Dee Cooke
(2020)
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Andrew Schultz says:

Another entertaining and not-too-long Dee Cooke game where you are locked in the basement of a department store with a kid you're babysitting.

Written for Adventuron ChristmasComp 2020.

CASA link

7. Deck the Halls, Gieves, by VerdantTome (2020)
Average member rating: (5 ratings)
Andrew Schultz says:

A Wodehouse pastiche with character names slightly altered. Bartie Worster has his eyes on a girl, but he has a rival for her attention! Funny custom error messages.

Written for Adventuron Christmas Jam 2020.

CASA link

8. Dungeons of Antur, by Ricardo Oyon Rodriguez (2021)
Average member rating: (7 ratings)
Andrew Schultz says:

Well-done small RPG dungeon/text adventure hybrid for TALP 2021.

CASA link

9. Feathery Christmas
by OK Feather
(2020)
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Andrew Schultz says:

Pigeons do make more sense for delivering presents than reindeer, don't they? This is a warm little game about pigeons giving Santa backup.

Yet another Adventuron Christmas Jam 2020 entry.

CASA link

10. Further, by Will Hines (2013)
Average member rating: (19 ratings)
Andrew Schultz says:

I've always liked how this game used colored text. When I replay it, I can't quite remember the details, but then everything fits in!

IFComp 2013.

CASA link

11. Jimmy's Christmas Foul, by Kieron Scott (2020)
Average member rating: (4 ratings)
Andrew Schultz says:

You've been bad, so you need to set a trap to force Santa to give you a present before you release him. Don't worry--you don't need to be evil. Also, there are several ways to lose, which is cool.

Yet another Adventuron Christmas Jam 2020 entry.

CASA link

12. Luster
by Jared Smith
(2011)
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Andrew Schultz says:

I touched up the walkthrough and submitted the map. So, map-only, sort of.

IFComp 2011.

CASA link

13. The People's Glorious Revolutionary Text Adventure Game
by Taylor Vaughan
(2010)
Average member rating: (56 ratings)

Andrew Schultz says:

This is one everyone seems to like. You are a Marxist, but the Groucho kind, and you need to spread your propaganda. I also noted a "bad" ending where you succumb slightly to capitalism.

IFComp 2010.

CASA link

14. Reflections
by Tristin Grizel Dean
(2021)
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Andrew Schultz says:

A neat game for TALP 2021 which would've placed higher if the author hadn't submitted an even better one that won. There's magic and fairy tales combined with a surprisingly useful cell phone and pleasing graphics.

TALP 2021.

CASA link

15. Sandcastle Master
by Chris Hay (a.k.a. Eldritch Renaissance Cake)
(2021)
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Andrew Schultz says:

A funny and wise Adventuron game about helping decorate a sandcastle you made with your father.

TALP 2021, yet again. That was a strong jam.

CASA link

16. Save Bigfoot's Christmas!, by Quizlock (2020)
Average member rating: (2 ratings)
Andrew Schultz says:

You are an elf who finds a letter from Bigfoot to Santa. Bigfoot swears he's been good, but evidence seems to incriminate Bigfoot. Clear his name! There are three things to absolve Bigfoot of, each ultimately with a different level of blame-shifting.

Adventuron Christmas Jam 2020.

CASA link

17. Sentient Beings
by Tristin Grizel Dean
(2021)
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Andrew Schultz says:

The winner of the 2021 TALP jam and with good reason. You, as a robot, need to collect 24 life forms for inspection. The game has day and night cycles where areas change characteristics. Cute robot, cute specimens, really well done.

CASA link

18. Slasher Swamp
by Robot
(2014)
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

Andrew Schultz says:

A game with a bit of camp value where you must fight through a swamp and defeat evil. A blend of all sorts of old school puzzles. It feels more than the sum of its parts.

CASA link

19. The Solstice Sovereigns of the North, by Natrium729 (2020)
Average member rating: (2 ratings)
Andrew Schultz says:

You need to perform a ritual to make sure days get longer after the Winter Solstice. There's a neat human side story as well.

Adventuron 2020 Christmas Jam.

CASA link

20. Twelve Days, One Night
by B.J. Best
(2020)
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Andrew Schultz says:

A simple 3-room game where you TAKE and DROP and EXAMINE to get the twelve gifts of Christmas. I like how the last puzzles are, in fact, easier than the first. It's possible to brute-force, but I also enjoyed replaying and trying to do stuff quicker. There are a lot of puns you may not catch immediately.

Adventuron 2020 Christmas Jam. Walkthrough only.

CASA link

21. Waiting for the Day Train
by Dee Cooke
(2021)
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Andrew Schultz says:

A timed puzzle (~80 turns, 7 rooms) where you must catch a train before the world turns to night for good. Notable for (among other things) a room divided into several parts, sort of, an unusual mechanic for Adventuron games.

ParserComp 2021 entry.

CASA link


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