Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tékumel Interactive Fiction Game

Another freebie PSA before finishing the “real” post of the day. One of the denizens of the Tékumel Interactive Fiction Gameemail list has released a “choose your own adventure” style online game as part of an interactive fiction contest. 

It's a fun little pastime with a few paths based on your choice of Tsolyani patron deity. It's oriented to a general audience, but it seems to need some working knowledge of M.A.R. Barker's estoteric setting to appreciate fully.

You are supposed to play the other games in the contest before voting so as not to disqualify the creator.

Web version available here.


  1. Hmmmm... It would be too hard to create an iOS app that did something similar. With some nice artwork, it could be good intro to Tekumel.

  2. I am assuming you meant: "It would NOT be too hard to create an iOS app"?

    If so, I think it's a piece that is sorely lacking. Witness how much of a boost Glorantha got from King of Dragon Pass.

  3. Thank you for posting that link. I've bookmarked that game and will give it a whirl as soon as things settle down a bit from the crazy that is my life. I've been very Tekumel-curious as of late and aside from Humanspace, I'm still looking for a good intro.

  4. Thanks for putting this up. It reminds me a bit of those "Choose Your Own Adventure" booklets that they put out for Gardásiyal.