Voyage of the Marigold
April 1, 2024 10:27 PM   Subscribe

Voyage of the Marigold
Every choice matters as you command the Federation Starship Marigold through unexplored sectors in a desperate race against time.

This is my entry for the 2024 SpringThing Festival of Interactive Fiction.

Heavily inspired by the 80s Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, a certain popular TV franchise , and featuring retro 1-bit graphics, VotM is my first attempt at longer form choice-based text game.

Every game is different and takes 20-40 minutes.
Role: Writer, programmer, "artist"
posted by AndrewStephens (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Well the festival is over and the ribbons have been awarded. This got nominated for Best Adventure, Best Scifi, and Best Artwork - not as impressive as it sounds because everyone gets ribbons but I am proud that VotM got a little notice.
posted by AndrewStephens at 12:00 PM on May 17

After quite a number of attempts (at least six, I think) I finally managed to 'win' today, and only by learning from past mistakes.

I particularly liked how the ending wrapped everything up and validated my choices!
posted by demi-octopus at 1:31 PM on May 25

Congratulations, the people of Pacifica are forever in your debt. I am glad you enjoyed it.

This project didn’t exactly set MeFi Projects on fire but did gather some nice reviews in the festival it was entered in. If you are interested I posted a post mortem on the forums explaining some of the design choices.

If you liked VotM you may also enjoy my favorite game of the festival: Rescue at Qickenheath by Mo Farr.
posted by AndrewStephens at 2:09 PM on May 29

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