Escape your captors…and endure your rescuers, but don't be late to the ball! When you are kidnapped, you must take
charge of your rescue, and reclaim your rightful throne.
Kidnapped! A Royal Birthday is a 158,000-word interactive comedy by Charles Battersby, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based, without graphics or sound effects, and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.
Conspirators have imprisoned you in a tower, and are plotting to usurp your throne. And it's your birthday! Take command of the inept but well-intended crew sent to rescue you from your tower–a brazen knight, a snarky amazon, a cursed enchantress, and a humble peasant. Work together to escape your captors, outwitting your foes to make it back to the castle and regain your power as royal Heir.
But first: fight the three-headed chimera, the two-eyed biclops, and a horde of insatiable gnomes!(They're surprisingly dangerous after a few drinks). Wield swords, magic, or fight with your wits and grace. If all else fails, pummel your enemies with a chamberpot tied to a stick.
*Play as male, female, or nonbinary, gay, straight, bisexual, or asexual
*Act like a damsel in distress (or an imperiled person) and let your rescuers do the work, or grab a sword and fight your own battles.
* Unravel the conspiracy behind your abduction and thwart your scheming siblings.
*Side with the aristocrats, or join a peasant rebellion.
*Gain stature to prove that you are the one true Heir.
*Harness fairy magic to bewilder and defeat your foes!
*Disguise yourself as an Elder Vampire, stare down a giant, and take a nap in a glass coffin!
*Find love with any or your rescuers...or marry a goblin (you know you're curious).
*Bring peace to the kingdom, or revel in the chaos of civil war.
Loved it! Simple, fun, a marvelous sense of humor, and fabulous characters.
More on the fantasy action side rather than the modern comedy, but at least the options to throw things and defending the team independently are satisfying enough xD
Cool I buy it in the game and read it. It is actually very good. And I hope for more
I regret spending money on this story. It's obviously intended to be funny, but it comes off as annoying. The romance aspect is non existent and dull, the plot itself is messy and all over the place, there's too much going on with the poisoning, kidnapping, fighting vampire gnomes, finding out your siblings are conspiring against you and challenge you to a duel, which you just die in anyway. Your choices have no impact or meaning either. Probably the worst story I've read in a while.