Text-Based Adventure Wanted
December 1, 2010 8:25 AM   Subscribe

Please Help Me Find (Yet Another) Text-Based Adventure

My wife is determined to find a certain text-based adventure she played aeons ago. As usual, details are scanty.

She is pretty sure that it takes place in a village, and many of the puzzles are based around a play on words. For example, at one point she ended up in a supermarket, or a store, and she is attacked by a vampire bat and the solution was to grab a steak...which then turned into a stake. Geddit?

And that's all we have. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
posted by roryks to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Seconding RogerB. Great game if you're into wordplay.
posted by cosmicbandito at 8:37 AM on December 1, 2010

She might also enjoy Ad Verbum and Guess the Verb! (full disclosure: I contributed slightly to Guess the Verb!)
posted by mikepop at 10:35 AM on December 1, 2010

You should also check out Another Lifeless Planet And Me With No Beer. It's not the world's best game (the parser sucks!) but it's chock-full of silly puns and the like (the puzzle with the palm tree near the end is hysterical).
posted by vorfeed at 11:01 AM on December 1, 2010

A lot of these old games are available for download from various sites on the web. I don't know if they are legal or not so I won't link, but I found Nord and Bert very easily with a google search for 'classic pc games nord'
posted by CathyG at 3:53 PM on December 1, 2010

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