The Mystery of Castle Wildenburg
July 17, 2006 7:05 PM   Subscribe

"King Anfortas currently owns this magic stone, schmooze him, take him surprise, how ever you will get it, but bring me this stone! As award I promise you my daughter and a place on the crown!" -- The Mystery of Castle Wildenburg, a slightly goofily-translated game that combines point-&-click with classic text adventure gameplay, and photos of the lovely German countryside. Read the "Prehistory," mouseover everything, save often (though you lose your accumulated points on loading a saved game), and be careful not to die of thirst.
posted by Gator (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The dragon slew me, possibly because I tried to buy him.
posted by clockzero at 7:22 PM on July 17, 2006

Das macht keined Sinn!

Wow, Germans can be real dicks in video games.
posted by bardic at 7:29 PM on July 17, 2006

If only Wolfram von Eschenbach was still alive.

(I spend a whole year of Middle High German working on that poem, so it's a bit of a shock to encounter Amfortas and the Lapsis Excillit in an adventure game...)
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 12:21 AM on July 18, 2006

Cute game. Have to figure out how to not die of thirst...
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 10:23 AM on July 18, 2006

ObscureReferenceMan, so far I have found two sources of water (a stream and a well) that you can drink from easily.
posted by digibri at 11:01 AM on July 18, 2006

There's also an empty jar that you can fill at any water source, and carry around with you so you'll have something to drink in a pinch. (The jug is needed for another purpose, too.)
posted by Gator at 1:51 PM on July 18, 2006

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