Your home town has been taken over by an evil sorcerer (because that's what evil sorcerers do.) A party of professional adventurers has arrived in town to dethrone him (because that's what adventurers do.) Help them defeat Zapdorf and liberate the town – or is there something else going on?

A comic fantasy storygame in the style of early Infocom gamesx, written for the 35th anniversary of Zork and the 40th anniversary of the original Adventure.

PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorRobin Johnson
GenreInteractive Fiction, Puzzle
TagsComedy, Fantasy, infocom, Narrative, Retro, text-adventure, Text based, zork
Average sessionAbout an hour
AccessibilityBlind friendly


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this is fun! what language is it made in? (coding)


never mind, scrolled down

not  able to play on win 10 blocks & removes from computer. i supported but really want to play offline. help Versificator

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Sorry about that - looks like I need to find a better way of making executables. You could try this: - unzip it to a fresh folder and open index.html . Unfortunately Windows 10 security is blocking that for me as well, but your mileage may vary. I'm as certain as I can be that it's clean, unless something's gone very wrong at my hosting provider.

Thank you so much for your support. I'll look for a better way of making offline playables.

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Nope not working. all it is saying is this



really want to be able to play offline...really like your games especially this one. willing to support more to be able to play on a phone or offline. Much thanks


I've rebuilt the exe with the latest version of HTMLExecutable, which says it fixes Windows 10 security issues - try that?

Perfect!   thank you so much!  when are you going to have more out?


So far I've rebuilt Hamlet and Zeppelin Adventure as well as this one, and I'll do the others as soon as I can, probably over the next day or three. I've temporarily removed the deprecated exe's and I'll post devlogs when I upload the new ones, so you should be able to keep track.

Thanks for your help!

Are you using TADS?

No, it's my own engine made with Javascript

Wow, it's amazing. Congratulations. The engine and the game are both awesome.

Thank you!