The King in Yellow Borders

By WiL - v1.8 Release - March 12, 2022

Genre:
  Adventure/Horror

About the Name:
"The King in Yellow" is a collection of short stories by Robert Chambers, published in 1895.  Many of the names, scenes, and themes in this game are drawn from the first story, "The Repairer of Reputations", as well as characters and events from throughout the collection.  The unreliability of the narrator, especially as his side of the story cracks and slips further from 'reality', plays a central role, and I wanted the same to be true here. 

"Yellow Borders" refers to the default board layout in ZZT, and its presence denotes an unfinished or amateur game.

I've provided a Gutenberg link to the original Robert Chambers work in the credits below.  Thank you for playing. I love you.

Created using:
  zedit2 by Lancer-x
  kevedit by KVance (cknave)
  reconstruction-of-zzt by asiekierka
  zeta by asiekierka
  Mark V. Shaney
  zima 0.4.0 by asiekierka

Created by:
  WiL
  VRose

In-game novel written by:
  Mark V. Shaney
  http://yisongyue.com/shaney/

Source Text:
  The King in Yellow
  by Robert W. Chambers
  Publication date: 1895
  https://gutenberg.org/files/8492/

Release Team:
  Mean Girls Games #MGG

Beta Testing:
  KKairos
  lovelovekitty

Fixed a nasty bug:
  Lancer-X

Inspiration:
  PogeSoft

Special thanks to:
  Zinfandel
  asie
  KKairos
  Lancer-X
  lovelovekitty
  VRose
  Sweeney Tim
  ALJA
  PogeSoft
  Dr. Dos

No thanks to:
  Those overachievers at BURGER DIGITAL. 
  You got us this year,
  but we'll get YOU in 2021!
  MGG rules!

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3)
AuthorWiL
GenreAdventure
TagsHorror, zzt
Average sessionA few minutes

Install instructions

Download and Install:

Extract the contents of the ZIP file to a new folder.

Run carcosa.exe to play.

Download

Download
CARCOSAWoZ1_8.zip 805 kB