Lost Pig (Z-machine)

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Lost Pig is a text adventure game created for the 2007 IF Comp. The player takes control of Grunk, a none-too-bright orc looking for an escaped pig. After both Grunk and his quarry fall into an underground shrine, Grunk must catch the pig and get back to the outside world.

The game plays like a classic, if short adventure, with several puzzles to be solved and clues abounding. The game's unique characteristics include the narrator's (Grunk's) Hulk-like speaking style, as well as a NPC who can be asked about a huge variety of topics and who reacts to the player's activities in his presence.


Lost Pig Z-machine Ouch! Grunk fall down hole. Lose pants, too
Lost Pig Z-machine Grunk begin telling story!
Lost Pig Z-machine Grunk find no snack here! Grunk no like this place
Lost Pig Z-machine There pig! But pig smart and not easy to catch. Maybe smarter than Grunk.

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  • XYZZY Awards
    • 2007 — Best Game — Winner
    • 2007 — Best Writing — Winner
    • 2007 — Best Individual NPC (the gnome) — Winner
    • 2007 — Best Individual PC (Grunk) — Winner
    • 2007 — Best Setting — Finalist
    • 2007 — Best Puzzles — Finalist
    • 2007 — Best NPCs — Finalist
    • 2007 — Best Use of Medium — Finalist
  • IF Comp
    • 2007 — 1st place

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JudgeDeadd (22210) added Lost Pig (Z-machine) on Nov 15, 2017