The Daring Mermaid Expedition

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About this game

Take a scientifically inaccurate romp in pirate-infested waters! Will you prove to the Royal German Marinological Society that mermaids really exist?

"The Daring Mermaid Expedition" is a 71,000-word interactive novel by Andrea Phillips, author of "The Daring Adventures of Lucy Smokeheart." Your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based--without graphics or sound effects--and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

You are an up-and-coming researcher, tasked with proving the existence of mermaids in order to be admitted to the exclusive Royal German Marinological Society. With a member of the Society as your patron, you’ll brave pirate attacks and dubious academics to fight your way to Broken Shell Island and scientize the mythical mermaid kingdom. Play as a vengeful mermaid-hater, dispassionate scientist, or soft-hearted daydreamer. Or just chuck it all and embrace piracy on the crew of the infamous Lucy Smokeheart herself!

Will you join the illustrious ranks of the Society, or wind up in prison for scientific fraud? Spend the rest of your life living underwater, or be devoured by carnivorous fish-people?

You’re on a mermaid expedition—it’s time to sink or swim.

• Ten distinct endings to discover!
• Develop statistics like academic rigor, credibility, and blood loss!
• 100% gender-neutral. Play whatever gender and sexuality you choose! We're not the boss of you!
• Dozens of achievements! Or maybe one dozen. Or more? Actually we're not sure how many, we lost count! But there are definitely achievements!
• Guaranteed to be at least 92% scientifically and historically inaccurate!
• Navigate tricky interpersonal situations with wit, charm, or awkwardness!
• Seduce your patron – or become bitter academic rivals!
Updated on
Sep 10, 2023

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Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

206 reviews
A Google user
July 9, 2019
This game had quite a promising start. It had entranced me with it's slow and steady explainations and storyline. Then suddenly at some point, it felt like everything was starting to progress too fast. One second I'm here, the next I'm halfway across the world. Or at least, it was from my perspective. The endings were disappointing... it just didn't match up to the quality of the beginning. I'd give 7/10 for the effort in the start though.
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A Google user
December 31, 2019
I purchased this book. In the beginning your life is saved by a mermaid and your character decides to join the Royal German Marinological Society. This story reads like an apprenticeship: your character wants to prove his worth to the society by discovering mermaids. This book has decent replayability, the stats work well and there are four different endings. The romance options are unremarkable and the story could have had more depth, specifically in regards to mermaid culture and Sandoval.
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A Google user
September 13, 2019
I was really getting to enjoy this! Then it had to say that i needed to pay for the rest of the chapters and all my interest was lost. I really liked it too. It doesnt help people who cant buy things online.
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