Anyone for text-based games?
from to on 26 Sep 2023 08:36

Hello! I am creator of text-based games (which I guess is quite retro) and wanted to present to You one of them. "Dominion of Darkness” is a strategy/RPG text game in which the player takes on the role of a Sauron-style Lord of Darkness with the goal of conquering the world. He will carry out his plans by making various decisions. He will build his army and send it into battles, weave intrigues and deceptions, create secret spy networks and sectarian cults, recruit agents and commanders, corrupt representatives of Free Peoples and sow discord among them, collect magical artifacts and perform sinister plots.Note – one game takes about 1 hour, but the premise is that the game can be approached several times, each time making different decisions, getting different results and discovering something new. Feedback is very much welcome. Very, very much. Altough game is playable and winnable now, I am still working on improving it, so all suggestions are appreciated.

Here is the game:

And here are reviews:

Indie Sampler (video):

Dad’s Game Review (podcast):

[BOKC] BlancoKix (video):

PS. If You like my writing and tales with villain protagonists, You can also read my not-so-short dark fantasy/horror story: ……/tale-of-the-necromancer/ or listen to its audio version: ……/tale-of-the-necromancer/


threaded - newest on 26 Sep 2023 08:46 next collapse

I’m so keen for something like this. Thank you! I’ll check out out asap on 26 Sep 2023 08:52 collapse

Thanks! If you play, please let me know about Your feelings. on 26 Sep 2023 09:27 next collapse

I really love Interactive Fiction, this is definitely going on right on top of my to-play pile. Hopefully I can get it running with android as I’m in SE Asia ATM with no laptop/desktop. Eager to dive in!

What tools do you use to develop these games? on 26 Sep 2023 09:32 collapse

Thanks for Your interest! I am using TWINE. If Uou like Interactive Fiction, you can check my other works: ……/english-text-based-game-interact… on 26 Sep 2023 15:10 collapse

I will absolutely check those out too, thanks for sharing! on 26 Sep 2023 15:17 collapse

Thank You for Your interest! When You play, please let me know about Your feelings. on 26 Sep 2023 10:28 next collapse

I seem to be having trouble trying it out on Android (12), I’m running Firefox 117.1.0

Text is dark on a dark background on 26 Sep 2023 10:43 collapse

Sadly sometimes there is this problem with Android. Try disable dark theme. If it not working, than as I wrote in description of the game “You can play downloadable version:…/file It works fine even when online version don’t - I don’t know why”. Sorry for an inconvenience. on 26 Sep 2023 10:47 next collapse

I invited the stinky furries into my dominion and instituted a world of impulsive copulation. on 26 Sep 2023 10:54 collapse

Hope You had some fun with it ;) on 26 Sep 2023 10:57 collapse

I always have some };3 on 26 Sep 2023 10:55 next collapse

Very cool! This brings back memories of that time I was eaten by a grue. on 26 Sep 2023 10:57 next collapse

Clickable links

Indie Sampler (video):

Dad’s Game Review (podcast):

[BOKC] BlancoKix (video): on 26 Sep 2023 10:57 next collapse

Here is an alternative Piped link(s):

Piped is a privacy-respecting open-source alternative frontend to YouTube.

I’m open-source, check me out at GitHub. on 26 Sep 2023 10:58 collapse

Thanks! on 30 Sep 2023 12:13 collapse

I tried this on mobile browsers and I don’t think I can see all the texts that I should see.

The game prompts gives me decisions without texts explaining them. on 30 Sep 2023 21:09 collapse

Hi! I wrote about this problem in the game description on “I heard that itch version sometimes doesn’t work on the phones with Android. If it is the case, You can play downloadable version:…/file It works fine even when online version don’t - I don’t know why”. Sorry for invonvenience but at this moment this is only 100% working solution I found.