You Have To Burn The Rope: UPDATE

By John Walker on April 5th, 2008 at 9:18 am.

I'm nearly a hero. Thanks to Steve Avery for the tip.

Videogames are getting so hard these days.

UPDATE: Exclusive RPS Walkthrough now available.

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  1. Thelps says:

    Guys, after the corridor there is a big room and a door closes behind you. That is the sign that you are in the room with the big monster. It can hurt you so be careful, I’m stuck at this bit, but I can survive for long periods by dodging and jumping.

  2. Lambo says:

    Reply to Jonaton.

    I actually haven’t played Earth Worm Jim or Battle Isle, and wasn’t trying to propose that Portal is the best/only funny game ending.

    I was merely pointing out that in the future any game with a song or the like at the end will be thought of as copying portal rather than anything else. Since portal is the most obviously recognized one at the moment.

    I completely respect that there may have been better game endings than the, in my opinion, heavenly “Still Alive”.

    So put down your torches and pitch forks, no need to kill me for heresy to your cult following to a particular game people……unless you know of the incident involving the goat and the banana, which wasn’t my fault i swear…..*cough*

  3. John Walker says:

    radomaj: the solution you’re after is “up”.

    Thelps: have you tried throwing your weapon at the boss?

  4. Mike says:

    I think he’s found ‘up’, as he’s got the torch.

    Is ‘up’ a text adventure standard? I’d not seen it before I used Inform7.

  5. radomaj says:

    Well, on my previous post I meant that I: got the torch, can see the Rope and the Chandelier by looking, I’m in a place with the title “Chandelier”, but when I type burn (by itself or with “burn the torch/rope”) I get:

    “>burn
    (the Suspicious Torch)
    This dangerous act would achieve little.”

    and I’m just stuck.

  6. Jonathan says:

    Reply to Lambo
    Don’t your existence amuses, for now.
    I was just saying Portal isn’t the only thing that has ended with a joke or song.

  7. Mr. Dantes says:

    Beta testing to the rescue!

    Er, well. Mike, how about implementing a check for implied context with verbs like ‘burn’? Should be relatively easy to do in Inform 7.

    Radomaj, try using a sentence that has ‘burn’ and ‘with’ in it. :)

  8. Mike says:

    This would be the second complete game I’ve made with Inform7, and implied context is but a mystery to me without hardcoding! However, come morning that will be the next task.

    I’ll make this the best damn tribute you ever saw. *sniff*

  9. SirNuke says:

    Who’s up for making a speed-run?

  10. Mike says:

    Haha!

    Actually, I’m waiting for a Portal map to be made based on it.

  11. mystic sika says:

    for a second or two at the start of this I had a rick dangerous flashback.

  12. MisterBritish says:

    By post count, I judge this game to be more popular than Deus Ex 3, Thief 4 and DoW 2

  13. Cycle says:

    Someone else ran with a similar joke earlier…. I present Quest for the Crown:

    http://www.lanceandeskimo.com/flash/quest.html

  14. Rufus T. Firefly says:

    I’m reminded of Pick Up the Phone Booth and Die, an old text adventure, more than Portal.

    Hint: don’t pick up the phone booth, or you will die.

  15. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    Maybe I’ll press refresh and start again.

  16. Rob says:

    What I particularly like about this game is from the shots in the end credits you can see that at some point in the design process a conscious decision was made to make the game still easier (the platforms leading to the rope were made wider).

  17. faceometer says:

    that walkthrough is excellent, but not nearly self indulgent enough. i suggest some credits, a few dedications, adverts for other walkthroughs, etc

  18. Andrew Armstrong says:

    This is an amazing parody and, honestly, put a big grin on my face playing it and finishing it :D

    (and thanks for the link to the end song!)

  19. yxxxx says:

    Did anyone else find the 4th instruction?

    Right click

  20. James T says:

    Oo-er, mazapan.se appears to have lapsed for the moment. Will I ever find the 4th instruction?!?!?!

  21. Boop says:

    I hear they’re dumbing down the console version.

  22. AbyssUK says:

    And the PS3 version only runs at 40FPS in a 1080i max resolution and has terrible tearing

  23. Josh Marshall says:

    I’m on pins and needles about whether radomaj will figure out how to defeat the Grinning Colossus.

  24. Prana Surge says:

    I’m not a hero. Never was. Never will be. Yet I burned the rope on first try.

  25. Crap says:

    The walkthrough didnt help me i just dont understand !!?!?!?!???? What do i have to do these days