Monday, 25 February 2013

Castle of the Red Prince

Terrible lair of an undying foe…

Castle of the Red Prince
An interactive land of darkness.

Welcome to Amaranth, foreigner. The Red Prince haunts your dreams, you say? If you want to overthrow our tyrant, you’ll need to consider this whole blighted land at once.

(Castle of the Red Prince is a small text adventure with a different perspective on how locations can work in a parser game.)


Castle of the Red Prince is available to play in your browser via Parchment.


Or you can download the story file (mirror|random mirror) and run it with a Z-machine interpreter.
See this page for help finding an interpreter. I use Frotz, while others swear by Gargoyle.

Version 5: First release.
Version 6: Fixed a bug with the final action.
Version 7: Fixed a couple of bugs that could prevent progression.

Cover art credits: Original image by Gustave Doré; Magic Forest font by Anna Anthropy.