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The Pilgrimage Crafts an Amazing Game World in Simple Lines of Text

 - Apr 9, 2018
References: kickstarter & indiegames
Text-based adventures may seem like a relic of a bygone gaming era, but The Pilgrimage is hoping to breathe new life into the much-loved genre. Following up on the limited success of titles like Counterfeit Monkey, Hadean Lands and Anchorhead, this new game looks to be a welcome modern addition to the text-based adventure realm.

The story of The Pilgrimage takes players to a unique post-apocalyptic future, across a shattered planet drifting around a sea of fire. This concept is fairly unique but is made even more interesting as the player starts their journey in an amnesia-inducing hungover state. Survival is a key concern in gameplay, but the player must also attempt to remember their quest and see it through.

As a text-based adventure, The Pilgrimage is quite familiar, but there is a surprisingly charming element conveyed through the text. The verb and dialogue system is surprisingly lenient, allowing for greater freedom in the game and a more modern feel. Character interactions are humorous and the game has managed to create a unique, engaging and likable world through simple text.