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Choice Of The Dragon

Game dragons! Yay!

In a manner that reminds me of both old text-adventure games and a choose your own adventure title. Choice of Games has made a cute little ChoiceScript game called Choice of the Dragon, where you play the role of, you guessed it, a dragon. The game takes approximately an hour to finish, is available on your PC's choice of browser, Android, and iPhone.

As Chris Dahlen of Edge notes (the article also has him speaking with the creators), it plays almost like a Meyers-Briggs personality test, with you gaining points on binary systems of Brutality vs. Finesse, Cunning vs. Honor, Disdain vs. Vigilance, as well as measuring your Infamy, Wealth, and any wounds you may have suffered. Each decision relates to your stats and increasing them at the cost of its appropriate opposite. Infused with charm and quite a bit of smarmy humor (I imagine the narrator's voice as dry and sarcastic with a bit of teasing thrown in for good measure), it plays on a few of the tropes of the garden variety fantasy RPGs out there.

Something I noted during my play is that I created a male dragon, and when given the option of looking for a mate, I was able to pursue another dashing male dragon. Woohoo! Too bad I was a bit too ruthless for him.

Also, for our scripting nerds out there, they have a post on their blog discussing the game's script.

4 Comments

Aximill said:

It actually was a fun diversion. Second play through was quicker since I could skip over some dialogue I already saw.

Still trying to get a mate...

SZK said:

That was fun! I tried to woo the elegant black dragon with my aerial moves, but he rejected me. :( These were my ending stats:

9% Brutality vs. 91% Finesse
33% Cunning vs. 67% Honor
53% Disdain vs. 47% Vigilance
Infamy: 34%
Wealth: 9500 gold coins
Wounds: 3
Blasphemy: -1

SoFoolyCoolly said:

I managed to snag the Black dragon, who seemed cunning by his description of taking a human form and whispering into the ears of kings and queens. I managed to snag him, after playing a game of fair chess. After a night in his cave, he was all ready to move in with me at my kingdom.

I see people have trouble finding mates. It's easiest to try and find a mate with a description that could probably match your dragon's attributes, then by trying to prove your dragon's worth in a test that seems to, once again, fall attribute aligned with the prospect mate.

I acquired...
A group of faithful goblin guards
A vassal kingdom of humans
A friendly wizard
A decent cult following

And I defeated...
My clutchmate
A neighboring, adversary kingdom
An evil sorceress

I finished with the following ending:

As hibernation overtakes you, you begin to think back on what you've accomplished, and dream of what lies ahead. Glory. Treasure. Loss. Revenge. Victory.

Soon, you will spread your mighty wings and the shadow of your majesty will block out the sun itself. The finest baubles will line the walls of your palaces. The greatest heroes will fall before your razor-sharp teeth. Soon, the whole world will whisper your name in fear and reverence.

Here are my stats:

8% Brutality vs. 92% Finesse

51% Cunning vs. 49% Honor

48% Disdain vs. 52% Vigilance

Infamy: 61%

Wealth: 17250 gold coins

Wounds: 1

Blasphemy: 0

Carolyn said:

You finished with the following stats:

95% Brutality vs. 5% Finesse

66% Cunning vs. 34% Honor

15% Disdain vs. 85% Vigilance

Infamy: 87%

Wealth: 12150 gold coins

Wounds: 1

Blasphemy: 2

:)

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