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Andy

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Looking for a game that.....
« on: 21 Dec 2006, 15:01 »
Well two nephews of mine were over the moon when I showed them an AGS game. The game was Counterfeit, and it was an adventure where you type what you want to do instead of point and click (is that called parser interface?). Their dad, my brother, was also happy cos they are still learning to read and write.

The game, very enjoyable, is also quite short. Soooo.....does anyone know of a similar game that is fairly easy to play and where you have to type?

Oh yeah, I love playing AGS games! Don't get to play much nowadays, but thanks for everyone who makes a game  ;)

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Re: Looking for a game that.....
« Reply #1 on: 21 Dec 2006, 16:15 »
Well, the best parser game I know of is called "Trilby's notes", but that is a horror adventure and might not be suitable for everyone. Great, though.

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Re: Looking for a game that.....
« Reply #2 on: 21 Dec 2006, 21:06 »
the old king's quest games had a parser but the graphics were REEALLY shite.
i used to be indeceisive but now im not so sure!

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Re: Looking for a game that.....
« Reply #3 on: 21 Dec 2006, 21:38 »
Don't know anymore parser-games that fit your description, but I just wanted to underline that you should not show the kids "Trilby Notes". Really, this game is one of the most wicked, gory, brutal and startling AGS games ever made. Don't get me wrong, I love it and it is awesome, but it's definitely not for the young ones - and I'm usually a liberal with kids and games.

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Re: Looking for a game that.....
« Reply #4 on: 21 Dec 2006, 23:34 »
I haven't played Counterfeit, so I don't know if you're looking for something like this, but you might want to try the BBC's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hitchhikers/game.shtml

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Re: Looking for a game that.....
« Reply #5 on: 22 Dec 2006, 00:47 »
Not an AGS game, but i was thinking of Sierra's Mixed Up Mother Goose. I believe that game had a parser. It is a game designed for children. But i cannot remember since it has been a long time since i played it.  It was a fun game though.

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Re: Looking for a game that.....
« Reply #6 on: 22 Dec 2006, 01:37 »
Neither Mixed Up Mother Goose nor Sierra's other kid's game The Black Cauldron had typing interfaces. The only freely available parser game that I can think of, which might be appropriate for children in the company of a parent, is Conquest of Camelot (http://www.christymarx.com/writing/camelot.htm). It's not made for children though, and it does feather action sequences and frequent player character deaths.

An excellent children's game, without typing though, is Pepper's Adventures in Time, which can be downloaded for free from: http://www.markseibert.com/the_full_game.htm.


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Re: Looking for a game that.....
« Reply #7 on: 22 Dec 2006, 02:17 »
How about Peasant's Quest? Hilarious parser-type game brought to you by the good people at homestarrunner.com.

http://www.homestarrunner.com/disk4of12.html

Andy

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Re: Looking for a game that.....
« Reply #8 on: 22 Dec 2006, 03:56 »
Aww, thanks for the feedback. It is being a great help, and I appreciate everyone's input.

On a side note, I have played Trilby's Notes and enjoyed every minute of it. I'm with dkh that it is an awesome game, but not suitable for kids (scared me to kazoom).

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Re: Looking for a game that.....
« Reply #9 on: 22 Dec 2006, 07:12 »
Hey Andy, thanks for the compliments! (I'm the author of the Counterfeit game btw)
The game was actually meant to be longer but I got bored of doing the parser so I shortened it. Glad you and your kids enjoyed the game though. =)

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Re: Looking for a game that.....
« Reply #10 on: 22 Dec 2006, 08:10 »
I seem to recall a text / parser-based AGS game that was in the first OROW competition thingy. It was called "The Lion's Den". Though, for now I can't find any download link for it anyplace. 

I still have it on my hard-drive though, so if you can't find a d-load link for it and really want it, let me know and I'll see what I can do for ya.

*Edit: I just had a re-look of that game. Perhaps it may not be suitable for young kids as it appears to be about some naked guy who appearantly got very drunk and wakes up naked in a lion's game. There's also a little bit of cursing / foul-language.  But the graphics are "cartoony" (classic Sierra AGI style), and it's a somewhat funny game, so it you still wanted to take a look at it and see what it's like, let me know.
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