Time until Knight Orc release!
Already released in Europe [EU] on ZX Spectrum
|Europe [EU]||ZX Spectrum|
|North America [NA]||Atari ST/STE|
|Europe [EU]||Atari 8-bit|
|North America [NA]||Apple II|
|North America [NA]||PC DOS|
|North America [NA]||Commodore C64/128|
|Europe [EU]||Amstrad CPC|
|North America [NA]||Amiga|
Knight Orc is a standard text adventure game, with limited graphics on some platforms, by Level 9 released in 1987. It comes with a short novella by Peter McBride ("The Sign of the Orc") explaining the background to the story.
After a night of heavy drinking with friends, Grindleguts the orc awakes to find himself strapped to a horse and about to joust with a human knight. His "friends" are nowhere to be seen, and he must somehow escape from his predicament and get even with them. Grindleguts must survive in a world of hostile humans while seeking revenge against his tormentors.
After the first chapter, the game switches to science fiction setting where Grindleguts is revelaled to be a malfunctioning non-player character in a futuristic MMORPG. Using his power of transitioning between fantasy and reality, he convinces several other bots to join him, and escapes from the simulated reality facility.