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The Kingdom of Loathing by bluelotusfeet
July 9, 2006, 8:19 am
Filed under: Reviews

Hello, Ronen here. It’s time to confess that I’ve been horribly and smugly infatuated with Asymmetric Publication‘s Kingdom of Loathing. If you haven’t heard of KoL, it’s a very free comical RPG game presented in texts and a few graphical images.

Quote the site:

“KoL is currently in open beta — it’s open to the public to play, but it’s not quite finished. More features and things to do are being added on a nearly daily basis. Despite its unfinished state, it has already attracted a thriving community of interesting, intelligent, and helpful players.”

The game says I’ve played for 68 days and have played 3755 turns thus far. You have a choice of being one of six characters ranging from Pastamancer to Disco Bandits and onward. The story is amusing and flops about in several directions from fighting angry cans of asparagi, collecting stacks of meat – the monetary system of the kingdom – and fighting orcish frat boys with their homoerotic frat paddles. The text is witty and sarcastic, satirizing the whole concept of RPG while bubbling with amusing imagery.

You meet a Zmobie, Zmobie gives you fertilizer, grrrr
Try it out, you can friend me on it. My name is Ronen is Balloon and I’m a level 11 Sub-Apprentice Accordion Theif.

-Ronen

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Ronen is a balloon. Everything you do is a balloon.

Comment by rooster

Hey. That game is totally addicting. It’s prime example of awesome story/text adventure without much glam (as far as graphics are concerned) If anyone wanted to do something like that, I think they used a program called “GameMaker” (you can download a demo version from the apple website). The whole development process is based on cards and dialogue boxes.

If anyone wants to friend the pastamancer “cup_of_tea” i’ll encourage it 🙂

Stephanie

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