The King of Shreds and Patches

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XYZZY Awards 2009
Best Setting
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XYZZY Awards 2009
Finalist - Best Story

The King of Shreds and Patches
An Interactive Supernatural Mystery by Jimmy Maher
Adapted from the Call of Cthulhu tabletop RPG adventure by Justin Tynes
Original adventure copyright 1995 by Chaosium Inc.
This adaptation copyright 2007 by Jimmy Maher, with permission of Chaosium Inc.


The King of Shreds and Patches
Author(s) Jimmy Maher
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) intro: 05-Aug-2007
full: 15-Jul-2009
Authoring system Inform 7
Platform(s) Z-code 8
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Multimedia
Color effects none
Graphics optional
Sound/Music optional
Ratings
Cruelty scale Polite

How It Begins

You are Robert Fletcher, owner and operator of a small printworks in Blackfriars, carrying the printworks key and a handwritten note from your friend, John Croft. Your bedroom in the rear of the printworks contains little more than the bed itself and your walking stick.

The note from Croft, dated January 14th, invites you to his home in Southwark, on the other side of London Bridge, to ring in the new year. You haven't seen him in some time since his travels abroad; you know him from the theatre and his strange connection to the late Christopher Marlowe. You decide to take Croft up on his offer and visit him.

Notable Features

  • This game includes real famous personages from the 17th century; playwright William Shakespeare and court advisor/alchemist John Dee appear as NPCs, while playwright Christopher Marlowe figures heavily into the game's plot.

Versions

Release 2 (IntroComp version)

Release 8 (Full version)

  • The King of Shreds and Patches (Jimmy Maher; 15-Jul-2009; Glulx).
    • Release 8 / Serial number 090715 / Inform 7 build 5J39 (I6/v6.31 lib 6/11N)
    • IFID: 96898EA8-B9B7-48E3-8B88-2A2FAEE36415
      IFID links: IFDB, Babel metadata, Babel download. (Note: Babel services at IF Archive are not yet available.)
    • Note: this release wasn't compatible with the Zoom interpreter. This issue was fixed in release 9.

Release 9 (Full version)

  • The King of Shreds and Patches (Jimmy Maher; 16-Jul-2009; Glulx).
    • Release 9 / Serial number 090716 / Inform 7 build 5J39 (I6/v6.31 lib 6/11N)
    • IFID: 96898EA8-B9B7-48E3-8B88-2A2FAEE36415
      IFID links: IFDB, Babel metadata, Babel download. (Note: Babel services at IF Archive are not yet available.)

Release 10 (Full version)

  • The King of Shreds and Patches (Jimmy Maher; 17-Jul-2009; Glulx).
    • Release 10 / Serial number 090717 / Inform 7 build 5J39 (I6/v6.31 lib 6/11N)
    • IFID: 96898EA8-B9B7-48E3-8B88-2A2FAEE36415
      IFID links: IFDB, Babel metadata, Babel download. (Note: Babel services at IF Archive are not yet available.)
    • XYZZY Awards 2009: Winner of Best Setting. Finalist for Best Story.
    • This version fixes a few bugs in the Tutorial mode and corrects some problems with the hint system.
    • Download page at the official website of the game.

Links

General info

Reviews

Reviews of the IntroComp version

Reviews of the full version

Spoilers

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