[Closed] Bioshock: Text adventure (locked)

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EDIT: Link to game: http://www.kongregate.com/forums/36-forum-games/topics/74192-game-bioshock?page=1#posts-1675640 This is a text-adventure for any old-school gamers out there who are like me very strictly based off of the video game *Bioshock*. It's a prequel to the game, and if you've never heard of it/played it/cared enough to look it up, don't worry, I'll explain it in full below. It's been a long time since I've hosted a forum game like this, so hopefully it'll turn out alright. (It better, considering how long I've worked on setting it up.)

Now for some rules, because some people might not have played a game like this before:
- As stated before, this is a text adventure, so you carry out commands by simply typing them. Example: Talk to that guy, throw rock, fight robot, and et cetera. Try to keep your commands simple and clean, I will describe what happens and what you see in very, very good detail, so there's no need to go into detail on your end. The ONLY exception to this is when/if you ever encounter another player in this game, bringing a roleplaying aspect into it.

A small guideline to simple playing:
YES: Give screw to Sukasai
NO: Pick up the screw that I ripped off the security camera I destroyed earlier, and shove it in Sukasai's hand.

- Due to the difficulty of creating this world and making it so multiple people can play at once in a fun way, only five people will be allowed in this game at one time. Every player will begin in a different area of this world, and at the beginning of this game will HAVE NO IDEA that the other players even exist, or are alive. If a player somehow dies in this game, that is the end of the game for that player, and at that point I will allow another player to either begin where the dead player left off, or start over completely. Your choice. (Don't worry, it's difficult to die by doing stupid things, but as you progress things will become more difficult and I will not warn you if your actions are leading you down the path to destruction.)

- Each player must post once every three days or be kicked out of the game. If a player wishes to stop, PM me first. If you need to leave for an extended period of time, I'm definitely lenient about this.

- Your posts will consist of two sections. Your roleplaying section (what you do in your current post) and your command section. Here's a very short and quick example, using simple names, to avoid confusion. Here, the player 'James' explores a room, and wants to see what his stats are. Notice the command section is prefixed by the character '{'

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James checked underneath the bed in the room to see if anything useful was there.

{stats
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- For all intents and purposes of this game, I am God. (Kidding, but not really.) I am allowed to control your characters in rare circumstances, such as where you start off, what you find, who you encounter, etc... Don't worry though, I'm not going to actually 'play' your characters.

Now that you've read the rules, let me explain the setting and storyline of the world that you're playing in (taken, for the most part, from wikipedia, as their description is much better than mine):

The year is 1959, and you live in an underwater city named Rapture. Rapture was envisioned by Andrew Ryan, who wanted to create a laissez-faire place to escape increasingly oppressive political, economic, and religious authority on land. The city was secretly built in 1946 on a mid-Atlantic seabed, utilizing submarine volcanoes to provide geothermal power. Scientific progress flourished in Rapture, leading to rapid developments in engineering and biotechnology thanks in part to the brilliant scientists that Ryan brought to the city. One such advancement was ADAM, stem cells harvested from a previously unknown species of sea slug, which were discovered by Dr. Bridgette Tenenbaum to have the ability to regenerate damaged tissue and rewrite the human genome. In cooperation with businessman and mobster Frank Fontaine, they created the plasmid industry, in which customers could enhance their bodies with superhuman qualities. Tenenbaum found that ADAM could be mass-produced by implanting the slugs in the stomachs of young girls, whom they took from orphanages, dubbed 'Little Sisters'.

As time passed, the gap between rich and poor increased. Frank Fontaine established charity organizations to support the underclass (something antithetical to Ryan's philosophy). He also established a smuggling operation to supply citizens with forbidden items from the surface, such as religious material. These, along with his control of the plasmid industry, made him immensely powerful. He tried to overthrow Ryan, but the revolt was violently crushed and Fontaine reportedly killed. Ryan seized control of Fontaine's plasmid business. Within a few months, a new figure named Atlas rose as the leader of the disgruntled lower class. On New Year's Eve of 1959 (the current day), Atlas and his ADAM-infused followers began a new revolt against Ryan that spread throughout Rapture. Ryan in turn began splicing (infusing ADAM in) his own forces, and his paranoia had reached such a level he was hanging dozens of people, mostly innocent, in Rapture's main square. In order to solve ADAM shortages, the Little Sisters were mentally conditioned to wander the city and extract ADAM from the dead, recycling it into raw ADAM in their bellies after swallowing it. "Big Daddies", armed and highly enhanced humans in diving suits, were created by Dr. Suchong, the scientist behind many plasmids, to protect the Little Sisters in their work.

A drawback of ADAM is that a user must take regular infusions or suffer mental and physical degeneration. As the war disrupted production and supply, every ADAM user in the city eventually went violently insane. Only a handful of non-mutated humans survive in barricaded hideouts now, including yourself. Your goal is survival, ultimately escaping this underwater nightmare somehow.

You will have to inject yourself with ADAM if you wish to survive, finding different plasmids (skills) along the way.

Ways to Lose:
-Be killed by a splicer/machine/someone else.
-Be killed by a doing something stupid.
-Not post in 3 days.

Sign-Up:
This is, of course, where you sign up. The form is self-explanatory. This is required as a first post in this thread to actually play. Even if the game is full, feel free to post this information. If a player dies, the first to post this will be the next player in the game. I am very picky about who I let into the game. I have literally spent six months over time's amount of work on making maps/enemies/whatnot for this game. I've hosted it in two other places, where people have enjoyed it thoroughly and they are even still going. :p I am willing to give anyone the benefit of the doubt, but if you do not follow my rules, you are gone.

Game Name: (This is not your Kongregate player name. Come up with a name for your character. Try to keep it within the realm of the 1960's.)
Description: (Write up something about your character here. I love a good description, so try to be descriptive. This is probably going to be the only thing that you'll have complete control over, so you might want to use it. Looks, clothing, what your character's like, age, anything you can think of. This is a roleplaying game, so try to get into the role instead of just making up something on the fly.)
Starting skill (a.k.a. "plasmid"): (I'm going to allow you, the player, to decide what type of ADAM you will find early game. These are basic skills, more advanced ones will come later, but you will be able to choose your first. You will NOT have this immediately, you will get it (unless you refuse to pick it up and inject yourself with it) early on in the game.) Choose from the following:
-Incinerate (set things on fire, using only the power of your mind)
-Telekinesis (move things/people with your mind, up to a certain weight)
-Electrocute (self explanatory, much like incinerate, except with electricity)
-Freeze (freeze anything you want for a certain amount of time, other players cannot be frozen)
-Hypnotize Big Daddy (control a Big Daddy for a certain amount of time)

Some things to note:
-Using your plasmids will require EVE, which you can pretty much find by searching your environment. EVE comes in syringes, much like ADAM, but will allow you to use your skills instead of giving you new ones. Watch out for how much EVE you have left, it'll save your life.
-You can check your statistics/inventory simply by typing 'stats', or 'inventory' somewhere in your post. I will keep track of what you have for you, but it's a good idea to do so yourself. Notepad is your friend.
-There is no map function in this game. If you want to know where you are, you are required to keep track of where you've been and what is in each area. Again, notepad, or a handy dandy notebook can be your friend here.
-There is no 'leveling up' in this game. You progress as a character by altering your genetics, using ADAM.
-Explore EVERYTHING. You might find something useful amidst the chaos of the civil war in Rapture.
-This game will more than likely last a long time. If you are not interested in the long haul, please don't bother with joining. I promise to make it fun. :)

Most of all, have fun, folks. I hope you enjoy it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask here, or shout/whisper me. I realize this might sound complicated, so I'll do my best to explain it to you in full if there is any confusion. The game will start as soon as the game is full. As I said before, people are allowed to sign up even after the game has started.

List of players:
1. Ryan (Ryanwayne123)
2. Kent (Key_Bearer)
3. Johnnathan (zedd236)
4. Jake (squidward568)
5. Wilson (Fogfun)
 
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ill sign up

Game Name: Ryan
Description: Ryan is a white male who had a long and hard life, being 13 he was to young to enlist for service in the army for Rapture. He has cloud gray eyes short black hair and a scar above his right eye from the abuse he suffered as a young boy.
Plasmid: Electricity

 
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Cool, looking forward to it. I should’ve noted that you’re technically not signed up until you actually post the form I stated in my post, though.

 
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Originally posted by Sukasai:

Cool, looking forward to it. I should’ve noted that you’re technically not signed up until you actually post the form I stated in my post, though.

i edited… i was making sure i got in though so i posted first then i made said form… not a good description so i may fix that

 
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Plenty of time to think on it, really, that’s good enough for now.

 
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also i did use my real name for it… which happens to be a character in game… is that okay?

 
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Yeah, that also works. Most people prefer to use first and last names, but that’s fine too. Like I said if you want to change it, feel free to add/edit before the game starts.

 
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Name: Gary Cameron
Description: Skin is brownish, black eyes, jet black hair. When he was 18 years old, he helped create M.A.R.E.S, an extermination specialists group. He is very shy, but makes good jokes and pretty brave.
Plasmid: Incinerate

[I know you, I used to see you playing Multiplayer Games in chatrooms.]

[What year is the setting of the game?]

 
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i thinks its the 60’s

 
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It’s the first day of 1960, new years day. And yes, I play a lot of multi games. :p Glad I’m known.

 
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hmmm,never played bioshock…sorry,too many plot details lost.

 
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No big deal. I’m just excited about Bioshock 2 coming out, and decided this game might be a fun way for people to get into it.

 
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Name:Johnathan
he once was an engineer in the Rapture army,but now he quit his job because of the civil war, He’s pretty good with tolls, though only 18 his eyes are a piercing yellow and his hair is brown.

 
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Name: Jake Crippler.
Description: Bronw hair, brown eyes.
Plasmid: Telekinesis.

 
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Originally posted by zedd236:

Name:Johnathan

he once was an engineer in the Rapture army,but now he quit his job because of the civil war, He’s pretty good with tolls, though only 18 his eyes are a piercing yellow and his hair is brown.

You need a plasmid from the starting list. Freeze, or Big Daddy.

 
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Name: Wilson Hayes
Description: Black hair, yellow eyes. His entire family was killed in an ‘incident.’ He spends his time alone in his house, only leaving for food and excercise. He is not very trusting, and is somewhat a recluse.
Plasmid: Big Daddy

 
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Alright, the game is full for now, but people may still pre-emptively sign up. I’ll start the actual game thread early tomorrow.

 
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yeah! lets kill whatever it is we get to kill

 
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@Sukasai

Could I be big daddy?

 
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Edited my descrition and Name(just to add a last)

 
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http://www.kongregate.com/forums/36-forum-games/topics/74192-game-bioshock?page=1#posts-1675640

The link to the game, you guys can start now. :P

Rokun: No, unfortunately. :/

 
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Originally posted by Sukasai:

http://www.kongregate.com/forums/36-forum-games/topics/74192-game-bioshock?page=1#posts-1675640

The link to the game, you guys can start now. :P

Rokun: No, unfortunately. :/

Then can I be big sister? (Im a guy by the way)

 
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No. You can’t be anything other than a normal person, and that’s if you sign up and someone in the game already dies.