Name that GAME Thread

After lighthouses we're doing text games?

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This is a rather obscure one. I found it out through googling the text.

Now if you'd picked the 3rd place winner from 2003, I would have got it immediately!

I'm going to weather all this negativity because this game was incredibly well-received and I think some people here know it.

The lurking horror?
Edit: i take that back ... no idea!

fenomas wrote:

I'm going to weather all this negativity because this game was incredibly well-received and I think some people here know it.

Could be. The last year I judged was 2004.

Okay you whining bunch of whiners, that last game was called "Violet". It's short, heartfelt, on the short list of all-time best text adventures, playable online, and I apologize profusely for posting it.

Free play!

What's that? Free play you say? Don't mind if I doooooo!

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Arcadia?

I've got nothing. I've never played a text based adventure.

fenomas wrote:

What's that? Free play you say? Don't mind if I doooooo!

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I was wracking my brain trying to figure out which Infocom game had a post apocalyptic dystopian setting.

Is it Violet?

garion333 wrote:

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It's not an Infocom game and it's not Violet.

gewy wrote:

I was wracking my brain trying to figure out which Infocom game had a post apocalyptic dystopian setting.

A Mind Forever Voyaging is very dystopian later in the game. Trinity I think had post-apoc dystopian parts? Been a long time since I played that one.

fenomas wrote:

What's that? Free play you say? Don't mind if I doooooo!

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No idea about this Arcadia business, but I lost a narratively appropriate amount of productive time this afternoon to Violet. So frustrating, so satisfying. It was lovely. Thanks.

Glad to hear it!

For the current game, I feel like a couple folks may know it but be choosing not to pick it up, in which case we might be here a little while.

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Legend of Grimrock, 2 I think. Man, that game was both great and awful. Both of them. The music was all good though.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Okay, I'll pull the trigger.

The game is Scavenger, written by a very famous & brilliant developer.

I had no idea the devil wrote IF!?!

garion333 wrote:

I had no idea the devil wrote IF!?!

But what's puzzling you Is the nature of my game.

maverickz wrote:

Legend of Grimrock, 2 I think. Man, that game was both great and awful. Both of them. The music was all good though.

This is actually from the first one but I'll give it to you.

And both of them were just plain great!

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D&D Tower Defense

Hillsfar?

Bard's Tale?

AUs_TBirD wrote:

Hillsfar?

Is that your final answer? It should be. Yes!

Hillsfar is a game I wanted for the NES, but never got. That city map seemed so full of promise.

Next up:
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"Bug Mars" gave it away. That there's Frog Fractions.

Edit: Above is a sentence I never expected to type.