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The Pen: An Interactive Adventure
PostPosted: Mon 17 Aug, 2015  Reply with quote

This is basically a pictorial text adventure. Post commands to control the character depicted and described, and I will post the outcomes of your actions. I will respond to up to 5 posts per update (I will only respond to the first 5 posts following my previous update).

Posts may contain multiple commands, but you are encouraged to follow a couple guidelines:

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The Pen



You are a sphere with eyes and arms. You sit on a featureless plane which extends seemingly forever in all directions. You are pretty sure you didn't exist until a few moments ago. You notice an item nearby. What do you do?




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PostPosted: Mon 17 Aug, 2015  Reply with quote

Examine item.


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PostPosted: Mon 17 Aug, 2015  Reply with quote

Eilatan wrote:
Examine item.


You inch a little closer to the object and tale a look.



It's a pen. It looks pretty high-tech. Not that you would know what that means. It seems to have a little touch-screen at the top, with a slider controlling line-width, and buttons to toggle between draw, fill, and erase. You know this intuitively, somehow, even though you have never had any experience before. You don't know what the 3 numbered buttons do. The third one is selected, for what it's worth.

You can barely make out another touch screen on the opposite side of the pen, facing towards the ground.


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PostPosted: Thu 20 Aug, 2015  Reply with quote

Click the "Fill Icon".
Press pen tip to ground.
Yell, "OH BOY! OH BOY! OH BOY!"



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PostPosted: Thu 20 Aug, 2015  Reply with quote

Scipio Xaos wrote:
Click the "Fill Icon".


You pick up the pen and tap the fill icon.



Scipio Xaos wrote:
Press pen tip to ground.


You have a bad feeling about this. But okay.













Oh no! OH NO! What have you done?! The sturdy ground beneath you has been replaced by a black abyss, into which you now fall. You're not sure how deep it goes, or if there even is a bottom. But there's no time to lose! You still have the pen that got you into this predicament. Perhaps it can get you out. You remember you still haven't looked at the touch screen on the opposite side of the pen. Maybe it has something that can help you.

Scipio Xaos wrote:
Yell, "OH BOY! OH BOY! OH BOY!"


You have no mouth, and thus cannot speak.


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PostPosted: Thu 20 Aug, 2015  Reply with quote

Quickly look at the touchscreen and hope there is an 'Undo' button smile

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PostPosted: Thu 20 Aug, 2015  Reply with quote

obfusc8 wrote:
Quickly look at the touchscreen and hope there is an 'Undo' button smile


You frantically turn the pen around and look at the other side. It looks pretty much the same, apart from the screen:



It looks to be a color selector. No 'Undo', unfortunately.


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PostPosted: Thu 20 Aug, 2015  Reply with quote

I select blue on the touchscreen.
Then turn the pen over and tap the draw icon.
Then I attempt to draw wings on either side of my head. flying


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Aug, 2015  Reply with quote

Before the update, I want to make a couple notes

NOTE 1: You don't need to explicitly state all the setting changes on the pen. You may simply state what you want the character to draw, and that will suffice. While explicitly going through these steps might be useful in a few cases, it is usually better not to, since if you leave any steps out, I will assume the character has left them out as well.

NOTE 2 (Rule Change): I decided to make a change to the game rules, since the current ones aren't acting as intended.

Instead of there being up to 5 commands, I will allow up to 5 people to post commands before every update. Posts may contain multiple commands, but I encourage you to follow some guidelines when doing so:

Click here to see the hidden message (It might contain spoilers)


Now, back to the game.

obfusc8 wrote:
I select blue on the touchscreen.
Then turn the pen over and tap the draw icon.
Then I attempt to draw wings on either side of my head. flying






Well, now you have the outlines of wings. You're not sure these'll be able to fly without- wait a minute!



You spread the wings and realize they have incorporated the color of the backdrop. You now have a pair of jet black wings with blue edges.


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Aug, 2015  Reply with quote

Select number "2" on the number selector.


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Aug, 2015  Reply with quote

Eilatan wrote:
Select number "2" on the number selector.






Upon pressing the "2" button, the light bulb icon next to the numbered buttons noticeably dims.


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Aug, 2015  Reply with quote

[off topic: loving this game, how original :D ]

I use my wings to stop falling, hovering in the black
I draw a circle in the air


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Aug, 2015  Reply with quote

[This looks amazing]

After drawing the circle, I draw a magical rune stone and examine it.



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PostPosted: Sun 23 Aug, 2015  Reply with quote

Qu wrote:
I use my wings to stop falling, hovering in the black




Qu wrote:
I draw a circle in the air








You wonder what this will end up- oh.







Well, at least it waited until you finished before it became subject to gravity...













Though it's hard to tell in a place like this, it sort of seems like it's a hoop and not a black disc with a blue edge. That's odd. Somewhat different than what happened with the wings, if it's true.

Letaali wrote:
After drawing the circle, I draw a magical rune stone and examine it.


You draw a triangular rune stone with a magical-ish looking symbol as the rune, then look it over.



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PostPosted: Sun 23 Aug, 2015  Reply with quote

I draw a white floor to the abyss. (Still holding the rune stone)


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