The Dragon and the Djinn

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3.6
27 reviews
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Content rating
Teen
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About this game

You hold a djinn in a bottle. Make a wish! Will you slay the dragon, or overthrow the emir? Or will you free the djinn, and accept the consequences?

"The Dragon and the Djinn" is a 710,000 word interactive Arab epic fantasy novel by Athar Fikry, where 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.

A dragon terrorizes the grand city of Ghariba - the same dragon that slew the city's emira. Now a new emir, Alaaeldin, sits upon the throne. He throws lavish parties for the nobility while religious and social unrest churns beneath the city's surface - and as the dragon's devastating attacks worsen day by day.

You have come to Ghariba in pursuit of your sister. She stole the magical sword that you made, claiming that it is her destiny to slay the dragon.

But your destiny finds you instead. Jaafar, the Grand Wazir, hands you an unexplained gift, the most precious and dangerous thing of all: a djinn who will grant your every wish. (You may wish as many times as you like! Wish and wish and wish, until your djinn has had enough, twists your words against you, and destroys you with your own wishes.)

With your djinn in your hands, every faction is now vying for your aid. You must use your wits, your words, your strength, and your magic to navigate the politics of the palace, the city, and even the world beyond.

How will you use your wishes? Will you protect Ghariba from the dragon by helping your sister? Will you slay the dragon yourself? Will you listen to those who consider it sacred and want to keep it safe? Will you be able to unravel the mystery behind the dragon’s sudden appearance? Or will you simply take advantage of the chaos to make yourself the richest person in Ghariba?

• Play as male, female, or nonbinary; gay, straight, or bi; cis or trans; aromantic, asexual, or both, with many shadings of asexuality!
• Race through the skies on a magic carpet.
• Use your djinn to wish for information, wealth, and more - or free the djinn and discover even more wonders.
• Slay a dragon - or save it, and help it speak so that it can tell you its secrets.
• Achieve your destiny as a grand magician, a silver-tongued poet, the protector of the realm, or something even greater.
• Secure the reign of Emir Alaaeldin or join forces with those who would depose him—and even take the throne for yourself!
• Find love with a dragon-slaying warrior, a charming court poet, an idealistic prophet, a lofty priestess, a wealthy noble—or even a djinn!

Be careful what you wish for…
Updated on
Jul 29, 2022

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Location, App activity and 2 others
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Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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3.6
27 reviews
IRONHILLdwarf
July 28, 2022
It is a different setting from most of these Choice style games. The writing is pretty good if a little long-winded. The problem I have and cannot ignore is the distinct lack of straightforward pronouns in regards to the majority of characters. They are almost all nebulous and it is implied that many are transgender or perhaps just genderless. It makes for a tiring and hollow read as few characters are adequately described so as to remain nebulous in their sex.
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Christopher Bondurant
July 30, 2022
Okay but a little confusing in the beginning: The only problem I've had so far with understanding the story a little is at the beginning when you decide your race. You don't really give any description about the difference between them except Isklanders race. Which kinda takes me out of the experience cause I don't what is the difference... I mean you have a glossary made yet don't have anything about them that differentiates them. Over all not a bad story just confusing at times.
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GenericAssUsername
August 2, 2022
I quite like the story, but there is quite a bit of forced gender politics. It interrupts the flow due to the constant reference to character pronouns or in some cases, a refusal to use any.
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