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Christopher Columbus is an Idiot - Act 1

by Kurt Kalata

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Game Genre:
Historical
Game Type:
Comedy
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
13 Jul 2013
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Occasional, mild
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About this game

Christopher Columbus is an Idiot is a story about Christopher Columbus being an idiot. Basically! In an attempt to flee the country of Spain from his ridiculous debts, he swindles the Queen into granting him three boats to set out to discover the new worlds. Finding and repairing the boats is, of course, up to him. Sure, themes of colonialism and religion are explored, but it all takes the back seat to stripper librarians, beaver uprisings, nude time gypsies, crying dolphins, dandy fops, addle-brained monarchs, warrior princesses, hipster turkeys, pornographic conspiracies, dragon fetishists, telepathic rabbits, and at least a few references to the baffling 1992 adventure/dungeon crawler/space combat simulator game Inca.

This is the first part of a planned four part adventure. The second chapter is to take place in the New World (this version includes the first few screens of that), the third chapter takes place in assorted places around the globe, and the fourth takes place with Columbus back in Spain.

Please note this is a very-very-very prototype version. It runs in 320x200 for the moment, so please run it in a window. It also uses 16-bit color to get around the AGS bug that causes music to skip during screen transitions. The graphics are all scribbly MS Paint nonsense, which is placeholder artwork until proper art is added. But, it is a fully playable section of a game, which should at least an hour or two.

More info can be found here:
http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/columbus/columbus.htm

7 people commented on this game (newest first):

If one were to judge a game by its graphics, you'd sort of expect a shaky five minutes of adventuring.

But that is entirely not the case in this game.

There are some absolutely excellent puzzles that are well thought out, a perfect difficulty setting. Some fun dialogues, wacky characters, great humour, many places to explore, I would very much like to see more from Christopher Colombus in the future.
2017-03-11 09:17:01 by Andy
Probably not :( I just don't have the time to devote to it anymore. I have been doing some Let's Plays on Youtube to give some commentary and where I think I made some design mistakes. The latest version I have on my site unlocks the debug mode, so at least you can play (most) of the first part of Act 2.
2016-10-11 03:27:40 by discoalucard
I also like the game and had a lot of fun with it.
The silly graphics just fit perfectly to the humour :D


But what about Act2-4? Is there any chance they still be released?
2016-07-05 12:46:06 by Cmdr
you're
2016-06-28 00:42:18 by donkeymilk
fun little game if your up for silly/funny humour :)
2016-06-28 00:41:39 by donkeymilk
Thanks to the bad first review my expectations were quite low. Remind me why I even bothered downloading?!

Well, I'm glad I did! Yes, the graphics are super-superficial. What the game lacks in visuals, it makes up in content.
I really enjoyed the story and had to laugh out loud several times (doesn't happen very often in games).

The nonsense-humour put upon the historical setting worked very well for me.
Mostly thanks to the great dialogues, with lots of love for details (enjoy the word rap with Don Quixote).

Rather simple puzzles, nothing too frustrating. A bit too much walking back and forth for my taste.
2013-08-28 23:36:00 by san.daniele
Horrible graphics which can't even be considered "art" or unique. It looks like they were done by a 5 year old and even if Paint was used, you can do lot better - or hire someone who knows how to do it. I guess the game was supposed to be funny, but most "jokes" are so flat and uninspired, it never made me laugh (See the Taj Mahal scene...), maybe the producer should watch some good comedy or play some Lucas Arts Adventures like Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle, to learn something about comedy.
Also there are some technical problems: Wrong Aspect Ratio, only 16-Bit Colors, V-Sync didn't work.
2013-07-27 12:38:52 by ShadowAngel
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