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Stair Quest

by No More For Today Productions

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File size: 16.5 MB
Downloaded: 446 times
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Operating System(s):
Windows
Game Genre:
Fantasy
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
24 May 2016
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Player Rating:
Short game (can be completed within 30 minutes)
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium length game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
MAGS game Monthly AGS competition entry
Non-adventure game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
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Occasional, mild
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Occasional, mild

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5 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
84%
Immersion:
80%
Puzzles & Pacing:
72%
Overall Enjoyment:
68%

About this game

Stair Quest is a retro adventure game that pays homage to the most enchanting, pulse-pounding moments from the early King's Quest games.

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The realm of Castle's Wood is in despair.

As famine, war, disease, and natural disaster wreck havoc upon the land, good King Jonathan seeks the council of a wise old Soothsayer.

"Seek ye out the Orb of Stars," she tells King Jonathan.

Says the King, "The Orb of Stars is but a legend!"

The Soothsayer replies with a sly grin, "Even in legend may one find the truth, m'lord."

So, King Jonathan dispatches his bravest knight, Sir Devon, to quest for the legendary Orb of Stars. Little does he know his own daughter, Princess Ingrid, has also set out in search of the legendary relic...

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Features

Gorgeous EGA graphics inspired by classic Sierra On-Line adventure games like King's Quest and The Black Cauldron!

An innovative text parser that recognizes literally thousands of commands!

Multiple protagonists! Choose to play as either the brave Sir Devon or the daring Princess Ingrid.

An original 8-bit soundtrack so good it could pass as a 9-bit soundtrack! An old-school instruction manual filled with Stair Quest lore and important tips for success! So authentic, it could have been written by Roberta Williams herself. (It wasn't.)

Developed for #AdvJam2016 by No More For Today Productions (Patrick Johnston, Gareth Millward, Jess Morrissette, Frederik Olsen, Troels Pleimert, Chris Ushko, and Kevin Wallace). Cover art ("Roll for Initative...") by Jon Hodgson. Cover design by Andy Couch.
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Decaffeinated Jedi has worked on 3 other games: (see them >>)
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olzen has worked on 3 other games: (see them >>)
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AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Freeware Game Created with AGS 2016

Nominated, Best Gameplay 2016

Nominated, Best Music & Sound 2016

Nominated, Best Short Game 2016

Nominated, Best Programming 2016

3 people commented on this game (newest first):

I thought this was hilarious because it reminded of the good old Space Quest 2 where you had to walk around the silly tentacles lying on the floor and how frustrating it was just to get to the berries... XD

I thought it was a really great game even though I was hoping for more stairs and even more challenging levels!

But thanks for the good times!

-Feenyx
2016-07-12 09:31:28 by Feenyx
A game of legend!
2016-06-19 23:20:28 by 6581
While the game appeals through its graphical style, the gameplay is lacking incentive to complete the game. The game is more some sort of joke about (AGI) adventure games than a real adventure game.
2016-05-31 20:31:18 by blur
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