Crossguard is a game written in the RAGS engine, by Nuke. A dark, psychological horror game, it focuses on themes involving abuse, sexism, and imprisonment. Existing themes include BDSM and violence. Themes include physical transformation and pronounced mental changes. Content which may disturb or displease players includes: rape, violence, anthropomorphic characters.
You are a Grand Magus of the Crossblade, the royal guard of the standing army. During an attack by an invading force, you are taken prisoner, and awake a slave to the enemy. Your objective is to escape imprisonment without allowing yourself to be broken either physically or mentally.
You, the player.
Infantryman, an invader whom you fight.
Officer, your first tormentor.
King, the head of your country.
Barber-surgeon, the head of the hospital.
This is a very well written game. To those having trouble running it, you have to first find a version 2.0 or 2.2 copy of RAGS and install that, then install the newer version (try 2.14 or the latest) as well. Run from the classic version.
Note: Crossguard, like many older RAGS games, needs an older version of the RAGS Player to work. Because RAGS is a goddamn mess. I've tested it with version 2.4.14, and that works.
Note #2: Crossguard isn't really worth the hassle. This isn't a strike against Crossguard, really; the writing is perfectly competent. But the list of games worth installing RAGS just to play is extremely small.
eh its pretty complete and has very few errors but really there just isnt much too it.
would be nice if the paragraphs wernt so broken up into sections that you had to "click to contunue" through and instead were one large group and maybe add some color coding for the speach.
If only there was a better download, the game stops and freezes in the first dream scene where you disrobe.
This game has an excellent story, and the author really used the furry theme to his advantage to create this 'species vs species' scenario.
The writing is great, and if you're into heavy humiliation/slavery, then this is a game you should very well try.
The plot behind all this really left me wanting more, and I would love to see more work from this guy based around the world presented here.