Realm of Obsidian
An Interactive Fiction Game by Amy Kerns
“This is the story of a man named Nick. Just your average joe trying to make ends meet. Unfortunately, ends didn’t meet very well, so Nick had to move back in with his father while he looked for a second job. Nick found himself rather eager to procure his own place again, not just to save his father from the hassle, but also because dad was really starting to get him spooked. Ever since his parents’ divorce, Nick noticed his father becoming quieter and more reclusive, living as a hermit. At night, Nick could hear weird noises coming from his father’s bedroom. Of course, his father denied all strange behavior and insisted everything was fine…”
– Introduction to Realm of Obsidian
“The court officers are very ugly and nasty. There’s an ogre, an orc, and a clay golem that acts as a court reporter. Yeah, it’s crazy, huh? They work in the Court of The Worm. I’ve seldom heard the orc and the ogre speak, and I think the clay golem is mute. The golem was actually created and animated from clay. Probably Xodak’s doing. It’s almost like they’re robots… or maybe just hypnotized idiots. Yeah, that sounds about right. Ugly, hypnotized idiots.”
– Wyatt of Wiolence
Realm of Obsidian is a game of interactive fiction (also known as a text adventure), featuring sound and music. Realm of Obsidian will only run on Windows (98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, and Windows 7). It features over a dozen characters, more than 30 items to hold in your inventory, 8 songs, and over 50 sound effects.
Playing the character of Nick, you discover that your father has been involved in black magic and mysticism, and he is now missing. Nick meets many strange characters (some of them deadly) during his adventure, and starts to become aware of the one responsible for his father’s absence. Realm of Obsidian is about exploration, wits and survival. Oh yes, and dark humor.
This game has no graphics other than the ones created in your mind when playing it.
Warning: This game depicts scenes of violence, horror and gore. It’s not for everyone.
Realm of Obsidian has some degree of high difficulty. Save often!
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Realm of Obsidian v0.63, all sounds and music (16.8 MB)
Realm of Obsidian v0.63, no sounds or music (860 K)
Realm of Obsidian v0.63, for use with Linux running the Wine emulator (16.8 MB)
Realm of Obsidian v0.63, for use with Linux running the Wine emulator, no sounds or music (860 K)
Realm of Obsidian is copyright (c) 2009, and written by Amy Kerns. This game is freeware and may be distributed at will, provided the game and files associated with it are not altered in any way. This game was written and programmed using the thinBASIC Adventure Builder (TAB) by Philip Richmond. You too can write Interactive Fiction games such as this one (or completely different)! The materials needed to do so are not included in the game package, so please visit the TAB website at: tab.thinbasic.com