Update: this game has been released.
My pastiche/tribute to the works of (in no particular order) Scott Adams and William Shakespeare is finished and ready for testing:
ROTTEN ADVENTURE aka GHOST KING
the greatest literary text adventure of 1980 that never was
Testers using modern interpreters like scottfree welcome. Bonus points if you have convenient ways to bash it into an 8-bit Adams interpreter of your choice and report on results. So far I’ve tried to keep all printed messages to <=39 columns, but I would be curious to hear how it appears on the even-tinier screens of the classic SA platforms.
Appreciation (however grudging and/or incomplete) for the peculiar styles of both authors is a plus but not a requirement.
Input also welcome from Adams enthusiasts on matters like “does this make too much sense?” and “does this include a high enough chance of arbitrary, unfair death?” (So far there are only two situations with a mandatory chance of random demise.)
Sample of the kind of compromises in storytelling and detail you can expect in the screenshot below.