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Pendragon Rising

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Seize the throne in the age of King Arthur! Lead an army of Britons against the darkest of enemies in this epic interactive medieval fantasy novel.

"Pendragon Rising" is a thrilling 112,000-word interactive novel by Ian Thomas, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based--without graphics or sound effects--and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

As the bastard offspring of the aging ruler Pendragon, you’ll fight to save Britain from a demon-tainted enemy and claim the crown you deserve. Command an army as Arthur, brave son of Uther, or Arta, fearless daughter of Utta.

Charge heroically to the front of battle, or use tricks to defeat your foes. Dally with your childhood companion, or seek romance elsewhere. Hold the line with your closest friends against foreign invaders and their sinister magics. Find friendship, forge alliances, uncover plots, and triumph over creatures of nightmare to win a future for your people and your kingdom.

Will you be mercenary or merciful? Seductive or solitary? Most importantly, can you lead your allies to drive back the darkness, and seize your place as Pendragon of Britain?

  • A 112,000-word fantasy set in medieval Britain.
  • A Celtic take on the story of King Arthur against a dark background of war and strange magics.
  • Play as male or female, gay or straight.
  • Win over allies to swell the ranks of your army as you fight for the future of the kingdom.
  • Earn the acclaim of your people by performing heroic deeds that will turn your name into legend.
  • Claim your place as an unmatched warrior, a silver-tongued diplomat, or an inspirational leader.
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System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: 10.6

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7

System requirements for Android

2.3 and up

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 4, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, Watch 4, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Translated by
Microsoft from French
So, PR, what to say... I plunge the open doors as for all the choice of game, full English game, without sound or music, without graphics, with only text over and over. For those who do not control particularly well the English ARGO it will often happen to you ask, like me, what this or that term means... I do not really like when the stories invent words or use the ARGO in a language that is not my native language... but good, apart from this defect, the story is nice like everything. If I had to note a downside will be that we see the obligatory choices arrive big as a House, the kind of choice where you know that if you do not take the logical trick your part ends, and I find it a pity because there technically , I have not yet redone the game, but good technically there are no masses of different endings... and it's kind of a pity. My very first choice of game, choice of robots, had the merit of proposing relatively different purposes, and as I play games of this genre I see that the number of radically different endings tend to disappear. The story is not bad, there was a rebound happened to the 3/4 of the game that I had not seen at all coming and that changes for once! But apart from this... Bah we felt held by the hand all along, there was not really freedom in our choices. My opinion is quite mixed as you can see. The game is good, but it could have been better! So yes I recommend it even if you will stay a little on your hunger.
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Entertaining and varied So Pendragon Rising, An interactive fantasy book in The Style of the old text adventures, plays out, which takes you into the Time of the legendary King Arthur/Arthur. As a Player, one takes on his role in order to turn him from the despised, illegitimate son of a relatively cavorted, imaginative old king to the shining Leader (' Pendragon ') of Britain, of which this is just one of the different Ends. The Whole thing is presented in the Form of an exciting and variously written story, which fortunately opens up many Possibilities for Interaction, in which one can decide on different Approaches. These Decisions in turn have different effects on the Character Traits of the heroine (the whole Game can also be played as a Protagonist in-Arta-which does not change much in the Course of the Story itself). Nine different Character traits can be increased according to The needs or preferred Gameplay (cunning or rather daredevil, compassionate or unscrupulous, etc.). This Creates a high Replay Value, which of course also contributes to the different Ends and the various Steam achievements. Sometimes, however, the Impact of a Decision turns out to be rather arbitrary and fatal, which can, among other things, lead to a dramatic Collapse of diplomatic capabilities by a wrong decision, for example. Verdict: An entertaining and varied fantasy story. A clear Recommendation for the next Steam sale! P.S.: For those looking for a ' perfect ' Game for their Steam stats, there is a Guide I have to do with all The Achievements I have.
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