The Black Knight

The Black Knight
I seek the finest and the bravest knights in the land to join me in my court at Camelot.

By A. J. Mako

Release 1.

Do you have what it takes to face the Black Knight?

“The Black Knight” is an interactive fiction based on a scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It was created as a means of testing a simple combat system for interactive fiction games.

The story thus far…

Arthur, son of Uther Pendragon, from the castle of Camelot, King of the Britons, defeater of the Saxons, sovereign of all England has ridden the length and breadth of the land in search of knights who will join him at the court of Camelot. He has ridden since the snows of winter covered the land, found a coconut, argued about the airspeed velocity of unladen swallows, mistook a young man for an old woman, gotten a lesson in political philosophy, and repressed a peasant. Has he now met his match?

The Black Knight was created with Inform and has IFID 858751A5-20A4-4B5A-972A-353EE33475AD.

To play a work like this one, you need an interpreter program. Many are available, among them Zoom for Mac OS X and for Unix; Windows Frotz or Windows Glulxe for Windows. Another option is Gargoyle, which is available for Windows, Mac and Unix. Or you can play without downloading anything by following the “Play In-Browser” links, using the Quixe or Parchment interpreters. You'll need to have Javascript enabled on your web browser.