Grazhir :: Harry Potter :: Vanquishing Mary Sue

Vanquishing Mary Sue

HP/OC Status: Playable
Version: 1.0
File: VMS
Span: 16 March - 30 May 2009
Desperate? Clues


Summary: A potentially amusing little fanfiction story masquerading as interactive fiction. Voldemort has been vanquished, but yet . . . Mary Sue remains.

Spoilers: At least through OotP.

Warnings: Idiocy

Disclaimer: This “story” is based on characters and situations created and owned by J. K. Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.

Please see information in the actual game (under HELP) for more detailed information regarding disclaimers and credits (not to mention other stuff).

Notes: In order to play this “game” you will need an interpreter. We suggest Gargoyle. The provided link will give some information about the interpreter, plus a link at the bottom for a zip file containing the executable (for Windows users). For Linux users you may be able to use the source provided instead. As for Mac users, you might try using Spatterlight. (Not being a user of Mac OS X, or even having access to a Mac emulator, I have no idea how good it is.)

The game was compiled in gblorb format, partly due to size, and partly because there are some graphics included. (Unfortunately, due to those issues I could not make this browser-based.)

We (myself and Jondosh) have tried to squish as many bugs as possible, but I’m sure we missed some. Feel free to mention those using the review link below should you notice any.

Now, I did make a partial map for my own use, but I’m disinclined to actually share that. However, there is a nifty little mapping program that a number of IF players use, called GUEmap. I’ve played with it a bit, and it doesn’t seem difficult to use. I’ve been running it under XP 64-bit without having to employ compatibility mode, and Jondosh says it wasn’t necessary to do so with Vista.

I personally have been a fan of IF since the days when Infocom reigned surpreme, and continue to be inordinately fond of text-based games. I’ve played nearly every game Infocom ever put out, and still have the discs for a number of them.

Be careful, fellow adventurers, and don’t get eaten by a grue! Nimby Enterprises wishes you well on your journey.