Author Topic: Spider Trek  (Read 418 times)

MacShift

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Spider Trek
« on: 12 Oct 2021, 19:50 »

https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2571-spider-trek/

You may be a fearsome predator in your own right, but you're not at the top of the food chain in this short text-based "choose your own adventure" style game.

Play as an oddly sophisticated jumping spider who has decided to leave his comfy boombox home in a child's mid-1990s bedroom to see the world outside.  With 12 unique deaths to discover and three paths to victory, you'll come across many dated references, from the well-known to the (possibly) obscure! 





This, my first game ever, was originally an entry for an event held on RPGMaker.net, in which developers had two weeks to make a game that would fit on a 1.44 MB disc.  I have polished it since then, and added more art.  I hope it provides just the right amount of cheese to elicit a chuckle, from anyone who likes "choose your own adventures", the '90s, and/or spiders.

Re: Spider Trek
« Reply #1 on: 12 Oct 2021, 22:19 »
Nice short CYOA game with good writing and plenty of variation. And if you hate spiders, you can just choose the paths that leads to death.  (laugh)

MacShift

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Re: Spider Trek
« Reply #2 on: 14 Oct 2021, 18:43 »
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And if you hate spiders, you can just choose the paths that leads to death. 

Hey, that's a pretty neat hook!   :-D

I'm glad that you enjoyed the game.  Thanks for playing!

Re: Spider Trek
« Reply #3 on: 14 Oct 2021, 21:36 »
Played it: tiny and cute CYOA, nice art and narrated well. Keep gamemaking!

MacShift

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Re: Spider Trek
« Reply #4 on: 14 Oct 2021, 23:33 »
Thank you!  I really appreciate the encouragement!

Re: Spider Trek
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 21:38 »
What a charming experience! Great art and beautiful writing. It's nice that the story goes back to the last choice after you die, this way I can just enjoy the writing without the tedious clicking or saving/loading all the time. Or even pick an obviously wrong choice just to see what the text is, knowing I can just pick the other option right after. Very well done!