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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.


Knight Orc Commodore 64 They don't like you.
Knight Orc Commodore 64 You wake up, surrounded by humans.
Knight Orc Commodore 64 And if you compare the screenshots between the computers, you will see that artwork was adapted to fit the machine.
Knight Orc Commodore 64 Maybe you'll find companionship in the beer tent.

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Zzap! Jan, 1988 81 out of 100 81
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1988 Unscored Unscored


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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

Related Web 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)
Arjan Speelman (3) added Knight Orc (Commodore 64) on Apr 12, 2003
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