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HTML
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English
Release Date
11/24/2021
Last Update
11/25/2021
Version
1.0.2
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Complete
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Abyss Diver CYOA

Note: This game is like a pen and paper RPG right now, as it is primarily a slightly updated image-cyoa with music. IT IS AN IMAGE-CYOA WHERE YOU USE THE CYOA TO GM AN ADVENTURE FOR YOURSELF. A more interactive Twine version is planned, but it is much more complex, so I won't make any promises regarding it. I hope you can enjoy this game as a nice offline version of the original image-cyoa though!

You've somehow found yourself at Outset Town, on the edge of an enormous hole that goes deep into the ground. No one knows how deep it goes and no one knows what lies in the deepest layers of the Abyss. What people do know is that there are incredible wonders to be found, but also a corrupting miasma that infuses the entire area. No one who ventures deep into the abyss comes out looking the same way they went in.

Now, you have a chance to explore the Abyss and see what you can discover, and see the costs you'll need to pay for those discoveries.

Note 2: This game is a pretty simple adaptation of an image-based CYOA, so the game does not keep track of variables like food, water, and time for you. If you're serious about going through a journey I'd reccomend taking notes somehow as you go through. In fact, based on my experience I think keeping a journal of your expedition is perhaps the best way to experience the adventure! I'm also working on a full conversion to Twine which would keep track of things automatically, but the game is very complex, and so that project has an indeterminate timeline. Think of this game as a nice, offline version of the original CYOA that you can play without needing to go to a website and wait for loading times.

Note 3: I am not the original author of this CYOA, but the original author granted me permission to adapt it while specifically requesting that I do not credit them by name.

You've somehow found yourself at Outset Town, on the edge of an enormous hole that goes deep into the ground. No one knows how deep it goes and no one knows what lies in the deepest layers of the Abyss. What people do know is that there are incredible wonders to be found, but also a corrupting miasma that infuses the entire area. No one who ventures deep into the abyss comes out looking the same way they went in.

Now, you have a chance to explore the Abyss and see what you can discover, and see the costs you'll need to pay for those discoveries.

Go as deep as you dare into the Abyss. The deeper you go, the more valuable and powerful the relics you find will be, but the more dangerous the threats and curses will be too. Make sure you bring enough food and water if you plan to make a long journey, and be prepared for a wide variety of environments as you descend deeper and deeper into the Abyss.

I reccomend you take notes to keep track of things like food, water, relics, curses, and time for a serious expedition. And for an even more immersive experience, keeping a journal of the expedition can be a great idea!

1.0.0 Complete version

1.0.1 Fixed an issue wih image displays in some cases.

1.0.2 Changed background scaling to better match original images


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Review by Wittyusername

Version reviewed: 1.0.2 on 11/26/2021


Really looking forward to more, a few things weren't totally clear to me though, like if its possible to forage for food while travelling between layers


Review by Lily

Version reviewed: 1.0.2 on 11/26/2021


First to clear up any misunderstandings it is a CYOA game, similar to games like Fame and Fortune on here, or a more mainstream game might be like thousand year old vampire. It is not a rule book, and it is infact meant to be played by indvidual players. In the current version you need to keep track of character by writing down your stats and gear and what not, so it is very pen and paper style.

It is very much a game about mangaging resources and mangaging your transformations. Your character is guaranteed to changed as they explore the abyss and surviving and having a 'good' ending can actually be very challenging if you also try to go deep int othe abyss. Having some imgination will make the game more fun but there is lots of pictures and stuff to get your imagination going. There are a ton of transformations into it and it is a pretty fun game.


Review by Stormaggeddon

Version reviewed: 1.0.2 on 11/25/2021


First off I just want to say listen to Workthrower.  You this is absolutely 100% a rulebook the creators description is VERY misleading. there is no playable character.  and this is not what I was expecting.  Sorry not a fan of this game.  Love the concept and maze/dungeon games are my favorite but this is not even a game its a rulebook.  Which the author should just straight up say "THIS IS A RULEBOOK" in big bold letter at the top.  Very misleading


Review by Wokthrower

Version reviewed: 1.0.2 on 11/25/2021


Never expected to see a pen & paper Rulebook here.
Rulebook.
Not Gamebook.
Not Game.
This is a "Core Rule Book" for GMs, not a game for players.

As it is with all those "games,"
there is no adventure to be found,
as none exists yet.

the Rulebook informs about rules, mechanics, items, costs, etc. etc.

a GameMaster could take Abyss Diver and create a Campaign --
to be played by other people
(GM rarely ever plays a playercharacter)


If you are looking to have/play a Playercharacter:
This is not for you.

If you plan to be "evil" and torture other Real-people's playercharacters:
This is for you.

Review by RusScp

Version reviewed: 1.0.0 on 11/25/2021


–°ompared to the original, only music has been added, and I honestly don't quite understand the point of posting this, except to attract those who haven't heard about cyoa in general, and about this one in particular. I was waiting for the interactive version, God with such complex things as weight and time tracking, should have at least added a record about each item and the "perk" that we chose. I will be waiting for that version on Twine


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