We at Atherton’s Magic Vapour (and by “we,” what I mean is, “I”) like very complicated projects. The more laborious the project is, the more we like it. We therefore elected to make a Twine Game. That one didn’t work out, so we made another. That one never got finished, so we made another. We liked this one, so we decided to make the thing Much Bigger. It is now very fancy, with traps, mysterious clues, hit-points, a corruption tracker, and painstakingly-constructed backgrounds for each location.
We are pretty pleased with our game, on the whole. Also, we are now dropping this “we” thing.
I am really very pleased with this game. All of the bits seem to work, as far as I have been able to establish. There will probably be further updates as players tell me about things that don’t work and things that irritate them. But I’ve worked on this thing for 8 months now, and I think it is ready to be played by people other than me (and Andy– thanks!!!!!).
Please play! No, really. Do it. And– share! Tell people about the game! Then, more people will play! That will be great! And tell me what you think of it! Comment in the Comments section below. If the game has a bug, tell me. If you loved it, tell me. If you hated it, tell me why– really nicely.
Also? Read this first:
BE WARNED: this is a very large file (45 MB). It will take a while to load (give it time) and may crash some browsers. Also, it was designed for play on computers; you can try to play on a tablet or a phone, but it will probably look pretty strange. Also! If you are playing on a device with a smaller screen, it will probably load with the sidebar closed by default. The sidebar is pretty important for gameplay, so open it occasionally to see if it gives you any new options. You can do that by clicking on the arrow on the top left of your screen.
1.1 – A significantly smaller file, though still pretty big (about 48 MB, down from about 63 MB). I still recommend playing on a computer, as the game looks funny on tablets (or on my tablet, anyway) and will barely even open on my phone. May still crash some browsers. Still, I think it is worth playing.