Knightsquire

Knightsquire

Aaaah, yes, summer-time. Beaches, Tequila with a slice of orange, fruit with a slice of Tequila, overheated PCs and the chronic lack of money. Enter Independent Gaming and its brand new freeware find: Knightsquire (and not Knight’s Quest). A brilliant short adventure game that might just help you save enough money to treat yourself to your favorite alcoholic poison.

Knightsquire, lovingly crafted by none other than buloght (?), is apparently a game about a knight and his squire. Make that better a game about a knight, his squire and a door stuck shut. Not very epic in scope, but funny, quirky and touching on the delicate subject of squire-maltreatment (quite the class issue in medieval Europe), Knightsquire is a rather traditional point and click adventure, that’s slightly reminiscent of Gobliins 2 (see Gobliins 2 @ mobygames). Following a long adventuring tradition it lets you pick up , examine, interact with and use a variety of inventory objects, sporting mostly inventory driven puzzles. Oh, and it will entertain you for at least a couple of hours, provided of course you aren’t the ultimate adventure gaming genius.

Knightsquire

Anyway. On to the visual arts front, oh most perceptive and observant of readers, where as you should have already noticed Knightsquire sports brilliant low-res 2d graphics, with a distinct comic-book feel and buckets of color (well 32bits of it actually). Stylish eye-candy I would characterize it, were I not so majorly irritated by Firefox, thus getting all cranky and nasty, thus avoiding any good-hearted exaggerations.

Still, you get the point. It’s beautiful. It’s a precious little gem after all. And it lets you control both the knight and the squire. I swear I even heard of a resident princess!

That’s a (nine) out of (ten).

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Konstantinos Dimopoulos

Hi, my name is Gnome, a.k.a Konstantinos and I own the blog Gnome's Lair which is all about gaming in all of its many and varied guises. It is thus about computer & video games, old games, new games, indie games, adventure games, free games, board games, ludology, game creation, RPGs, books on games, games on books, and well the theory of and in games.

14 thoughts on “Knightsquire

  • July 27, 2006 at 6:12 PM
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    highly rated then, even during a firefox rage…. though poking the knight at the start did curb my initial enthusiasm….

  • July 27, 2006 at 7:34 PM
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    But why? Poking things can be immensly enjoyable…

  • July 28, 2006 at 4:11 PM
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    …… yes but…. i mean…. knights? you can’t just go around poking knights indiscriminately…… there are laws and stuff…..

  • July 29, 2006 at 5:06 AM
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    Yes, but, you see, laws ar meant to be broken at the barricades…

  • July 29, 2006 at 3:40 PM
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    no they’re not laws are meant to be obeyed…… just imagine if we poked a sleeping Knight in real life…or a dragon for that matter?

  • July 30, 2006 at 5:31 AM
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    Yes, but if we poked a knight from a barricade…thusands of us, all kitted with majestic poking things…

    As for te dragon…well… that’s what laws are for…

  • July 30, 2006 at 10:19 AM
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    so theres one law for knights and another for knights on barricades and yet another for dragons…….

    they should have one law that says no poking…….

  • July 31, 2006 at 7:02 AM
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    Just like Solon… Wise and right to the point.

  • July 31, 2006 at 4:15 PM
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    what? I am? nahhh your kiddin…..

    (looks around…) me?
    thats twice in one month…… damn…

    🙂

  • July 31, 2006 at 5:35 PM
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    😉

  • August 3, 2006 at 10:14 AM
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    Thanks for the great walkthrough and review :).

  • August 7, 2006 at 9:59 AM
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    Thanks for a great game buloght!

  • November 26, 2009 at 1:08 AM
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    Don't mind about what firefox did,man, cuz your post is interesting. Good thing I bumped into your blog post, I found a new game to indulge in! I'll give this game a try. 😀

  • November 26, 2009 at 1:08 AM
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    Don't mind about what firefox did,man, cuz your post is interesting. Good thing I bumped into your blog post, I found a new game to indulge in! I'll give this game a try. 😀

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