Knight Orc

Moby ID: 1292
Macintosh Specs

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Knight Orc is a text adventure with graphics. The protagonist, Gringleguts the Orc, swears revenge on all humankind for the treatment of his race. The game flows in real time; each person and creature goes on about their daily lives and follows their schedule. So, if the protagonist revisits an area and finds a person that was previously there gone, it may mean that the person in question is in another location. The player's decisions and timing play a key role to the game's outcome.

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Credits (Atari ST version)

12 People

Idea, design
Game programming
Adventure System
Original Paintings
Additional artwork
"The sign of the Orc" short story
Cover Artwork



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The Rainbird release of Knight Orc includes the novella "The Sign of the Orc" by Peter McBride.


  • Computer and Video Games
    • May 1988 (Issue #79) - Golden Joystick 1988 Award: Runner Up category Adventure Game of the Year


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Related Sites +

  • Jolt Country Page
    A fan site providing information on the characters, a download of the "Sign of the Orc" novella, a review of the game, a map of the world, and a solution guide.
  • Knight Orc Walkthrough
    Step by step solution .. on IF Legends

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  • MobyGames ID: 1292
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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Will D.

MSX added by airshark. Macintosh added by Rola. Amiga added by POMAH. Apple II added by ClydeFrog. Commodore 64 added by Arjan Speelman. Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, ZX Spectrum, Atari 8-bit added by Kabushi. Atari ST added by Belboz.

Additional contributors: Jeanne, Игги Друге, Zeppin, Jo ST.

Game added April 6, 2000. Last modified November 29, 2023.