History VideoGame / TheTrailOfAnguish

29th Jul '16 2:50:10 PM tealmage
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''Trail of Anguish'' is an AdventureGame by Andrew Walters, a prequel to ''VideoGame/ThePerilsOfAkumos''. It's a loose prequel in that although the games share a universe, this one has a totally different setting and tone. You are Kendra Connell, the younger sister of ''Perils'' protagonist, and you're hunting down a crazed killer on your college campus. While you're ''not'' dealing with this allegedly deadly threat, you're just doing a series of college activities, varying from bizarre tasks for professors to just eating and sleeping.

The game's available online through [[http://www.rinkworks.com/adventure/ Rinkworks]].

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!!This game provides examples of:

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Not just big enough to walk through but big enough to build and fly a hovercraft through.
* BondOneLiner: Kendra's quip [[spoiler:of "Goo day", after turning Hennus into goo with the futuristic gun,]] at the end of the game.
* ButThouMust: You can pick up your purse while sitting in your car at the beginning of the game. You still manage to lock it inside when you get out, though.
* EatingLunchAlone: You have to do this. Eating the food turns out to be its own challenge.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater - If you believe the dinner presentation, this explains Silas and Verna's confusion.
* FissionMailed: Combined with a little LeaningOnTheFourthWall. If you show up to the final area of the game without the right item, or without doing a particular thing, [[spoiler:a director will shout "Cut!" and scold Kendra for messing up, after which]] time rewinds several moves. You're deposited in the previous area and you get back the items you used. This is done to avoid making the game {{Unwinnable}}: in the ''Adventure Games Live'' engine, trying again after an actual character death only rewinds the game by one move, so they had to do something different here. [[spoiler:Also, the director yelling at you is how you learn you need a gun in the first place.]]
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Chris is on an adventure of his own, complete with a ridiculous inventory. He claims that ''everyone'' is one some sort of adventure.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Spoofed with Chris - you question the ability to bring your large inventory on your date; he reveals a bicycle he's been carrying without your noticing.
* JerkJock: The entire population of the Thorius dorm, apparently, including the aggressive and violent soccer player Pugilo and a gang of jocks who hang out in the courtyard and chase nerds.
* NewTransferStudent: Kendra has just transferred to Elkland College for the second semester of her freshman year. With no orientation events and nobody checking up on her, this leaves her free to be an adventure game protagonist.
* NobodyPoops: If you try, the game informs you that you don't need to because "this is an adventure game after all."
* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: Kenneth works about an hour away from Elkland, and Kendra drives briefly off campus to visit him.
* SequelHook: There's a rather sudden one, leaving your character's fate unknown. The sequel is still promised, but it's been [[DevelopmentHell more than a decade]]...
* TechnologyMarchesOn: Maybe you could still find coin-operated pay phones on college campuses in 2001. But if you play the game in 2016, it seems like Elkland is not only technologically backward compared to the time the game is set, but also compared to the ''present''. Kendra has a fancy "quantum calculator", but nobody in this game has a cell phone.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: Silas and Verna, in yours. [[spoiler: Then, in the closing scene, the tables turn, and YOU're trapped in another world]].
* TwentyMinutesInTheFuture: It takes place in 2073, but other than a futuristic car, the setting departs little from a contemporary one.
* WackyCollege: Of the "mad, disturbing professors" variety.

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''Trail of Anguish'' is an AdventureGame by Andrew Walters, a prequel to ''VideoGame/ThePerilsOfAkumos''. It's a loose prequel in that although the games share a universe, this one has a totally different setting and tone. You are Kendra Connell, the younger sister of ''Perils'' protagonist, and you're hunting down a crazed killer on your college campus. While you're ''not'' dealing with this allegedly deadly threat, you're just doing a series of college activities, varying from bizarre tasks for professors to just eating and sleeping.

The game's available online through [[http://www.rinkworks.com/adventure/ Rinkworks]].

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!!This game provides examples of:

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Not just big enough to walk through but big enough to build and fly a hovercraft through.
* BondOneLiner: Kendra's quip [[spoiler:of "Goo day", after turning Hennus into goo with the futuristic gun,]] at the end of the game.
* ButThouMust: You can pick up your purse while sitting in your car at the beginning of the game. You still manage to lock it inside when you get out, though.
* EatingLunchAlone: You have to do this. Eating the food turns out to be its own challenge.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater - If you believe the dinner presentation, this explains Silas and Verna's confusion.
* FissionMailed: Combined with a little LeaningOnTheFourthWall. If you show up to the final area of the game without the right item, or without doing a particular thing, [[spoiler:a director will shout "Cut!" and scold Kendra for messing up, after which]] time rewinds several moves. You're deposited in the previous area and you get back the items you used. This is done to avoid making the game {{Unwinnable}}: in the ''Adventure Games Live'' engine, trying again after an actual character death only rewinds the game by one move, so they had to do something different here. [[spoiler:Also, the director yelling at you is how you learn you need a gun in the first place.]]
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Chris is on an adventure of his own, complete with a ridiculous inventory. He claims that ''everyone'' is one some sort of adventure.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Spoofed with Chris - you question the ability to bring your large inventory on your date; he reveals a bicycle he's been carrying without your noticing.
* JerkJock: The entire population of the Thorius dorm, apparently, including the aggressive and violent soccer player Pugilo and a gang of jocks who hang out in the courtyard and chase nerds.
* NewTransferStudent: Kendra has just transferred to Elkland College for the second semester of her freshman year. With no orientation events and nobody checking up on her, this leaves her free to be an adventure game protagonist.
* NobodyPoops: If you try, the game informs you that you don't need to because "this is an adventure game after all."
* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: Kenneth works about an hour away from Elkland, and Kendra drives briefly off campus to visit him.
* SequelHook: There's a rather sudden one, leaving your character's fate unknown. The sequel is still promised, but it's been [[DevelopmentHell more than a decade]]...
* TechnologyMarchesOn: Maybe you could still find coin-operated pay phones on college campuses in 2001. But if you play the game in 2016, it seems like Elkland is not only technologically backward compared to the time the game is set, but also compared to the ''present''. Kendra has a fancy "quantum calculator", but nobody in this game has a cell phone.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: Silas and Verna, in yours. [[spoiler: Then, in the closing scene, the tables turn, and YOU're trapped in another world]].
* TwentyMinutesInTheFuture: It takes place in 2073, but other than a futuristic car, the setting departs little from a contemporary one.
* WackyCollege: Of the "mad, disturbing professors" variety.
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29th Jul '16 2:47:10 PM tealmage
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Maybe you could still find coin-operated pay phones on college campuses in 2001. But if you play the game in 2016, it seems like Elkland is not only technologically backward compared to the time the game is set, but also compared to the ''present''. Kendra has a fancy "quantum calculator", but nobody in this game has a cell phone.
29th Jul '16 2:33:36 PM tealmage
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''Trail of Anguish'' is an AdventureGame by Andrew Walters, a prequel to ''VideoGame/ThePerilsOfAkumos''. It's a loose prequel in that though the games share a universe, this one has a totally different setting and tone. You are Kendra Connell, the younger sister of ''Perils'' protagonist, and you're hunting down a crazed killer on your college campus. While you're ''not'' dealing with this allegedly deadly threat, you're just doing a series of college activities, varying from bizarre tasks for professors to just eating and sleeping.

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''Trail of Anguish'' is an AdventureGame by Andrew Walters, a prequel to ''VideoGame/ThePerilsOfAkumos''. It's a loose prequel in that though although the games share a universe, this one has a totally different setting and tone. You are Kendra Connell, the younger sister of ''Perils'' protagonist, and you're hunting down a crazed killer on your college campus. While you're ''not'' dealing with this allegedly deadly threat, you're just doing a series of college activities, varying from bizarre tasks for professors to just eating and sleeping.
29th Jul '16 2:33:20 PM tealmage
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''Trail of Anguish'' is a loose prequel to Andrew Walters's earlier sci-fi adventure game ''VideoGame/ThePerilsOfAkumos''. Loose in that though the games share a universe -- in fact, you play as Kendra Connell, the younger sister of the previous game's protagonist -- this one has a totally different setting and tone. In this game, you're hunting down a crazed killer on your college campus. While you're ''not'' dealing with this allegedly deadly threat, you're just doing a series of college activities, varying from bizarre tasks for professors to just eating and sleeping.

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''Trail of Anguish'' is an AdventureGame by Andrew Walters, a loose prequel to Andrew Walters's earlier sci-fi adventure game ''VideoGame/ThePerilsOfAkumos''. Loose It's a loose prequel in that though the games share a universe -- in fact, you play as Kendra Connell, the younger sister of the previous game's protagonist -- universe, this one has a totally different setting and tone. In this game, You are Kendra Connell, the younger sister of ''Perils'' protagonist, and you're hunting down a crazed killer on your college campus. While you're ''not'' dealing with this allegedly deadly threat, you're just doing a series of college activities, varying from bizarre tasks for professors to just eating and sleeping.



* FissionMailed: Combined with a little LeaningOnTheFourthWall. If you show up to the final area of the game without the right item, or without doing a particular thing, [[spoiler:a director will shout "Cut!" and scold Kendra for messing up, after which]] time rewinds several moves. You're deposited in the previous area and you get back the items you use. This is done to avoid making the game {{Unwinnable}}: in the ''Adventure Games Live'' engine, trying again after an actual character death only rewinds the game by one move, so they had to do something different here. [[spoiler:Also, the director yelling at you is how you learn you need a gun in the first place.]]

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* FissionMailed: Combined with a little LeaningOnTheFourthWall. If you show up to the final area of the game without the right item, or without doing a particular thing, [[spoiler:a director will shout "Cut!" and scold Kendra for messing up, after which]] time rewinds several moves. You're deposited in the previous area and you get back the items you use.used. This is done to avoid making the game {{Unwinnable}}: in the ''Adventure Games Live'' engine, trying again after an actual character death only rewinds the game by one move, so they had to do something different here. [[spoiler:Also, the director yelling at you is how you learn you need a gun in the first place.]]



* JerkJock: The entire population of the Thorius dorm, apparently, including the aggressive and violent soccer player Pugilo and a gang of jocks who hang out in the courtyard and chase nerds.



* JerkJock: The entire population of the Thorius dorm, apparently, including the aggressive and violent soccer player Pugilo and a gang of jocks who hang out in the courtyard and chase nerds.
29th Jul '16 2:29:40 PM tealmage
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* ButThouMust: You can pick up your purse while sitting in your car at the beginning of the game. You still manage to lock it inside when you get out, though.


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* NewTransferStudent: Kendra has just transferred to Elkland College for the second semester of her freshman year. With no orientation events and nobody checking up on her, this leaves her free to be an adventure game protagonist.
29th Jul '16 2:21:33 PM tealmage
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''The Trail of Anguish'' is a loose prequel to Andrew Walters's earlier sci-fi adventure game ''VideoGame/ThePerilsOfAkumos''. Loose in that though the games share a universe -- in fact, you play as Kendra Connell, the younger sister of the previous game's protagonist -- this one has a totally different setting and tone. In this game, you're hunting down a crazed killer on your college campus. While you're ''not'' dealing with this allegedly deadly threat, you're just doing a series of college activities, varying from bizarre tasks for professors to just eating and sleeping.

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''The Trail ''Trail of Anguish'' is a loose prequel to Andrew Walters's earlier sci-fi adventure game ''VideoGame/ThePerilsOfAkumos''. Loose in that though the games share a universe -- in fact, you play as Kendra Connell, the younger sister of the previous game's protagonist -- this one has a totally different setting and tone. In this game, you're hunting down a crazed killer on your college campus. While you're ''not'' dealing with this allegedly deadly threat, you're just doing a series of college activities, varying from bizarre tasks for professors to just eating and sleeping.



* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer - Not just big enough to walk through but big enough to build and fly a hovercraft through.

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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer - AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Not just big enough to walk through but big enough to build and fly a hovercraft through.through.
* BondOneLiner: Kendra's quip [[spoiler:of "Goo day", after turning Hennus into goo with the futuristic gun,]] at the end of the game.



* FissionMailed: Combined with a little LeaningOnTheFourthWall. If you show up to the final area of the game without the right item, or without doing a particular thing, [[spoiler:a director will shout "Cut!" and scold Kendra for messing up, after which]] time rewinds several moves. You're deposited in the previous area and you get back the items you use. This is done to avoid making the game {{Unwinnable}}: in the ''Adventure Games Live'' engine, trying again after an actual character death only rewinds the game by one move, so they had to do something different here. [[spoiler:Also, the director yelling at you is how you learn you need a gun in the first place.]]



* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: Kenneth works about an hour away from campus, and Kendra drives briefly off campus to visit him.

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* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: Kenneth works about an hour away from campus, Elkland, and Kendra drives briefly off campus to visit him.
29th Jul '16 2:03:59 PM tealmage
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''The Trail of Anguish'' is a loose prequel to Andrew Walters's earlier sci-fi adventure game ''VideoGame/ThePerilsOfAkumos''. Loose in that though the games share a universe, this one has a totally different setting and tone. It takes place on a college campus, where you play a student hunting down a crazed killer. In all the time when you're ''not'' dealing with this allegedly deadly threat, you're just doing a series of college activities, varying from bizarre tasks for professors to just eating and sleeping.

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''The Trail of Anguish'' is a loose prequel to Andrew Walters's earlier sci-fi adventure game ''VideoGame/ThePerilsOfAkumos''. Loose in that though the games share a universe, universe -- in fact, you play as Kendra Connell, the younger sister of the previous game's protagonist -- this one has a totally different setting and tone. It takes place on a college campus, where you play a student In this game, you're hunting down a crazed killer. In all the time when killer on your college campus. While you're ''not'' dealing with this allegedly deadly threat, you're just doing a series of college activities, varying from bizarre tasks for professors to just eating and sleeping.



* JerkJock: A gang of them, who chase nerds because, maybe, they think they're still in high school?

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* JerkJock: A The entire population of the Thorius dorm, apparently, including the aggressive and violent soccer player Pugilo and a gang of them, jocks who hang out in the courtyard and chase nerds because, maybe, they think they're still in high school?nerds.
* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: Kenneth works about an hour away from campus, and Kendra drives briefly off campus to visit him.



* StarvingStudent: Your poverty confines you to a shabby dorm, and you can't afford clothes.
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* StarvingStudent: You're poverty confines you to a shabby dorm, and you can't afford clothes.

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* StarvingStudent: You're Your poverty confines you to a shabby dorm, and you can't afford clothes.
11th Feb '12 1:38:32 AM Routerie
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* NobodyPoops: If you try, the game informs you that you don't need to because "this is an adventure game after all."
10th Feb '12 6:34:53 AM Routerie
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* FishOutOfTemporalWater

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* FishOutOfTemporalWaterFishOutOfTemporalWater - If you believe the dinner presentation, this explains Silas and Verna's confusion.
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