Trap Quest is a roguelike dungeon crawl TF game, set inside a fictional futuristic virtual reality.
If you are using Windows Glulxe and finding that the game is really slow then please please please try switching to Windows Git which is much much more lightweight and five times faster. The weakness is that a few users have reported save files sometimes failing to load.
In response to the reviews complaining "I can't do X even though I want to" or "The game is railroading me towards Y", this is not a sandbox game for you to become the dominant and take control of the miniverse, this is a roguelike where if you're very lucky you might survive with most of your mental faculties intact. For more details, read the FAQ. If you want a nice forgiving sandbox game where you can become the dominant, or where there's no meaningful downside to always choosing the slutty option, please feel free to play pretty much every other well fleshed out game in this genre of random encounters and transformation, including but not limited to Corruption of Champions and Bimbo Mall Battle.
For frequent updates on development and the latest download links, go to the (Warning: NSFW) blog.
Check out the wiki: http://trapquest.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
Visit the website (warning NSFW landing page):
Haven't actually played this release yet, though this is one of the most enduring games on the site and it just keeps growing. In response to Ranma who is having trouble with the launcher due to AV false flagging, you don't have to use the launcher to play the game, click the link that goes to trapquest.com rather than area57 and download the game file from there, then open it with either WinGit or Gluxe - Inform7 game readers that can also be downloaded from the trapquest.com page. I've played previous versions both ways, the main advantage of the launcher is that it checks for updates automatically.
Thank you for the continued excellence Aika,
I want to say I really like this game. I used to play it during its earlier iterations. But with this latest launcher I haven't been able to get it past my virus protection filters. I'm not saying this has a virus attached to it, just that my cpu thinks that it does. Keep up the great work, I am glad to see this game is still around.
I love the character screen the TF's on the avatar or on point and having several flavors to chose from for the character screen just makes it that much better.
The game play is good. I mean it's a sandbox so some repitition is expected, but it doesn't get old.
I only have 2 complaints. I actually got stuck on the turtorial and found it faster to get into the game by just jumping into it. The ability to skip parts of the tutorial would be benefical. My second complaint is more a matter of personal choice. M2F transformation is more my jam. I appreciate sissification and feminization content if it leads to M2F transformation but as best as I can tell from looking it up online, actual F2M transformation doesn't actually come until nearly the end of the game. it would be nice to see an earlier method of becoming female. Otherwise I love the game and am going to try to play it through a few times
Trap Quest is one of a kind. It is surely an iconic tf game earning it own place in the tf game history, just like Cursed for Rag or CoC.
The main theme of the game is MtF and sissification. However the game does offer a lot more than that. You will find the setting page very long with a lot of choices. You can disable whatever you do not want.
The sad news. The game has far exceeded what the inform7 engine can offer after a decade of work putting into it. With little formating and graphic support and a performance issue, the very active creater has to go around the engine for solutions. The result turns out to be acceptable, but far from perfection.
Inform 7 is a full TEXT engine. I remember the time when we need to try out the commands not sure what to do. It took a lot of exploring to learn that you can do something to the statue in the third room. We would try to kick it attack it use it wear it drop it drink it take it... Now, the creator has put images around with the available commands all listed out available for clicking. It is a lot easier for newbies... and at the same time taking so much fun out of it. BTW, does anyone know that "I" stand for inventory and you can "Look me" to check yourself up?
Anyway, other iconic inform 7 games:
Trap Quest is the only "alive" inform 7 project. The author is adding new content frequently. While it would take quite some time to get use to the interface, I think it worth the time doing so.
Does this game even NEED reviews at this point?
Anyway... after seeing the previous review I just felt like I had to add a few things.
IIRC, There's only 4 regions in the free version of the game ATM. 5th one is still supporters-only for now.
And the fact that there are so many of them is not even nearly as great as it sounds.
If you're actually doing most of the things that review talked about, or in other words if you're actively taking measures to win this becomes a VERY stretched game.
Add to that a fact that it's a one-way one-time build-up and we have a problem. Human body doesn't mirror this game's set-up, it doesn't come with save and restore functions. In simpler words you can't just go "oh darn it's getting late, I'll just dump my arousal to a file for the nigh and then restore it from there and get to the jacking-off part tomorrow", humans don't work like that.
Now, a big chunk of this problem is there because this game is probably the oldest one alive (being actively developed that is) on this site (definitely the oldest one alive from the notable ones), and every man and his dog know it inside-out by now, but a problem is still a problem.
It definitely WAS the best game on this site at some point, and in some ways probably still is. Yet at the same time in some ways it's dead (died from old age and overused organs I'd say) and will probably forever remain that way regardless of how well it's being developed.
Well that's what it's like as erotic material anyway.
As a game it has a different problem.
And again, it's somewhat age-related.
You know how some people get urges to change things up once in a while. Like re-arranging the furniture in one's room, and not because the previous arrangement was flawed in some way, but rather because the person just got too used to it?
Well from my point of view something largely similar has been happening to this game a lot over the years.
It's experienced a lot of gameplay changes that didn't make any sense it any better, and, like I said, to me looked like just changes for the sake of changes.
Which in itself wouldn't be a problem if many of them didn't make the experience WORSE.
Yep, that's what I'm saying. It used to be a better GAME at some point than it is now. MUCH better actually.
But if we're being honest, none of what I (or any other reviewers) said above matters.
If you've never tried this game yourself, you're DEFINITELY missing out (unless you're on this site by some sort of mistake, in which case hello, welcome, and GTHO for your own sake).
And if you have you don't need a reviewer's opinion AT ALL, you have your own.