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Interactive Text Adventure for Your Kindle/E-Book Reader
October 6, 2010 6:34 PM   Subscribe

The web browser on the Kindle may not be the slickest piece of software in the world, barely sufficing for checking email and basic surfing, but there's one thing it excels at: web-based text adventures. Turn on your wireless connection, peck out PortableQuest.com on those tiny little keys and prepare for a game of adventure, danger, and low cunning. (You can play without a kindle as well.) [created by edman, via mefi projects]
posted by Vectorcon Systems (13 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
Inlaid slippers of filigree are sooooo 1982
posted by i_cola at 6:43 PM on October 6, 2010


>Reload

You are sitting in front of a monitor looking at a browser window with a web site that appears to have server load problems. Exits are available [B]ack, Get [up] from chair, [O]pen other URL.
posted by BrotherCaine at 6:44 PM on October 6, 2010


Your server has likely been eaten by a Grue.
posted by crunchland at 6:55 PM on October 6, 2010


This looks sooooo funny on an iPad browser. The text is about 6 pt size before I zoom in.
posted by Severian at 7:16 PM on October 6, 2010


Kind of bummed because this is an alternate URL for Kindle Quest. I was hoping that the amount of websites featuring interactive fiction doubled.
posted by andendau at 7:40 PM on October 6, 2010


For kindle.
posted by andendau at 7:40 PM on October 6, 2010


In France it is pronounced "Kahhnd-luh".

not really
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:00 PM on October 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


I looked at the comments to this thread to confirm that there was indeed a 0% chance of there being no grue-based comments in the first three responses.

confirmed.
posted by mcstayinskool at 9:12 PM on October 6, 2010


You can play any game you want, so long as it's Zork.
posted by Deathalicious at 9:34 PM on October 6, 2010


wow, a mention on meta and boing, ive reached nerdvana.

Not sure how its going to hold up on the load..

severian: never got around to optimizing it for other than the kindle. made this specifically for the kindle for now.

andendau: kindquest.com is mine too, was worried about amazon giving me grief using 'kindle' in my domain.
posted by edman at 1:39 AM on October 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


I remember a game similar to this from my 8th grade typing class. It was based on Alice in Wonderland, I think.

It was fun.
posted by morganannie at 7:01 AM on October 7, 2010


Wow, that's wonderful! Thanks edman.
posted by penduluum at 8:10 AM on October 7, 2010


I take it there's a Z-machine interpreter behind this? How about being able to load your own games?
posted by JHarris at 1:48 PM on October 9, 2010


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