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Flexible survival

title:Flexible survival
download page:No link!
genre:Adult Games XXX
developer:Nuku Valente
platform:Glulx, mud
last edit by:Dark


The name "flexible survival" applies to both an rpg and turn based stratogy game written in Glulx format, and a mud set in the same universe. You'll obviously need an if interpreter such as Filfre or Winglulx To play the glulx format games, for where to download them, plese see the following description.

Note though that all three games, have an incredibly adult, x rated theme and are therefore listed in that catagory, as per this description kindly provided by forumite bladestorm360.

First of all, let me say this game is not at all for the weak of heart. Seriously, back out now if certain concepts gross you out. It takes a special kind of twisted mind to make a game like this. It almost takes an even more twisted mind to play it. Basically you're playing in the ruins of a city that was stricken by an infection that turns humans and animals into sex-crazed mutants. You don't know what's causing the infection when you first start playing, all you know is that it spreads through contact with any kind of bodily fluid. Yeah, you see where this is going. Sex crazed cross-species mutants, heavily populated area... Like I said, not for the faint of heart. If you lose all your hitpoints, instead of dying, you are basically forced into very violent, graphically described sex. This game makes hell moo look like it was built by a child.

Having said that the game does have some rather neat mechanics, it's got a menu based system for picking stat raises on level up and fighting in combat. Like most interactive fiction games, it uses a menue of choices marked with a greaterthan sign to show which your about to choose. You can use the jaws cursor (or similar), to learn the order of the options and press the down arrow the number of times necessary to get to that choice. It works, though sometimes it can be a little tricky since not all prompts have confirmation. It has an interesting navigation system that combines elements of interactive fiction and some browser-based games. You can go to areas called quick-nav areas, and from there you have the option to navigate, scavenge or explore. Explore lets you look around the city and find new areas, when you find a new area it drops you at that area's quick-nav point, and you use the nav command to return to any areas found previously. The areas can all be abreviated with nice short names, so it's pretty simple to get to where you want to go. The combat is simple as well, though it has some pretty good descriptions for when you're being attacked. There are some typos, but no major bugs, everything seems to work well. If you happen to get infected you get mutated, and I think it's interesting to see what kinds of combinations you can come up with. There is a timed ending where the military comes in and rescues your character, but if you want to play indefinitely you can type "Play on" at any prompt and it will disable that. There are quite a few other paths and endings to choose from, and a lot of different ways to develop your character. There's even a built-in cheating system, of sorts.

A second incarnation of this game, Flexible Societies, works more like a turn-based strategy game where you pick a species of mutant and build a city. From there it turns into a teritory domination style game.

Interestingly enough, there's also a mud based around this game. It's somewhat roleplay inclined, but works for the most part like the interactive fiction game with turn-based combat, tons of mutations and character development and a rather neat exploration system. The mutations are more useful in the mud as they come with different powers based on what part of the body is mutated, and there are also deities you can devote your character to to unlock more mutations or gain a shapeshifter style class that lets you shift into any mutation you've had before. The address for the mud can be found in most endings of the interactive fiction game, or on the flexible survival blog along with the download link for the IF game. The download links are towards the bottom of the blog.

The blog can be Found here

Thanks to bladestorm for providing the description of this game.


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Updates: entry 25 Jan 17 and description 25 Jan 17

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