Game Called Infini-Quest Has, Spoilers, Infinite Quests

Game Called Infini-Quest Has, Spoilers, Infinite Quests

And you can do pretty much anything during those quests. I covered myself in pig's blood and danced around a quizzical swan. According to Infini-Quest, my actions won't soon be forgotten. I should hope not.

Infini-Quest is a free procedurally generated adventure game. This means that each time you start playing, you get a whole new character, quest, and world full of gleefully fuckweird possibilities. For instance, that swan dance pig blood episode, which I of course intended as post-modern interpretation of Tchaikovsky's famed Swan Lake composition? It was the first thing I did in the whole game.

Game Called Infini-Quest Has, Spoilers, Infinite Quests

My quest was to retrieve some mythical locket or another, but I was far more interested in trying all my actions and items on everything I came in contact with. It's a lot like in old-school LucasArts-style adventure games, where you could use any item or action on any object or person around you, usually to hilarious effect. Thing is, Tim Schafer and co pre-wrote all their gags with laser-guided tickling fingers pointed right at funny bones. Infini-Quest's humour arises from the unexpected -- from the fact that it's all random and many of its parts weren't really made to snap neatly into place.

Here's what I was working with during my first playthrough:

Game Called Infini-Quest Has, Spoilers, Infinite Quests

Before long, I'd offended an ancient demon into beating me half to death, learned the ability to judge by interacting with a priest (I see what you did there, video game), and judged a frustrated blacksmith until he finished me off.

And sometimes, things got weirdly... existential:

Game Called Infini-Quest Has, Spoilers, Infinite Quests
Game Called Infini-Quest Has, Spoilers, Infinite Quests

My second playthrough proceeded similarly, albeit I actually managed to find the thing I was questing for. Along the way I opted to do things like:

Game Called Infini-Quest Has, Spoilers, Infinite Quests
Game Called Infini-Quest Has, Spoilers, Infinite Quests

Then I won and subsequently lost my mind:

Game Called Infini-Quest Has, Spoilers, Infinite Quests

Admittedly, Infini-Quest's internal logic doesn't always make sense (why can't I open a haunted barn? why can't I pick up a weird old tin can? etc), presumably because procedurally created things are just wonky like that sometimes. Also, some of the adventures the game generates for you can be kinda samey.

Still, Infini-Quest is a wonderfully kooky (and sometimes, er, kinky depending on how you feel about pig blood) way to spend half an hour or so. Give it a shot for free here.


Comments

    'You examine an angry mouse.

    A passing ghost steals a memory from you. Although this was unrelated to your actions, it is still quite annoying. You have forgotten how to hop.'

    Game of the year.

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