Escape your captors…and endure your rescuers, but don't be late to the ball! When you are kidnapped, you must take charge of your rescue, and reclaim your rightful throne.
Kidnapped! A Royal Birthday is a 158,000-word interactive comedy by Charles Battersby, 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.
Conspirators have imprisoned you in a tower, and are plotting to usurp your throne. And it's your birthday! Take command of the inept but well-intended crew sent to rescue you from your tower–a brazen knight, a snarky amazon, a cursed enchantress, and a humble peasant. Work together to escape your captors, outwitting your foes to make it back to the castle and regain your power as royal Heir.
But first: fight the three-headed chimera, the two-eyed biclops, and a horde of insatiable gnomes!(They're surprisingly dangerous after a few drinks). Wield swords, magic, or fight with your wits and grace. If all else fails, pummel your enemies with a chamberpot tied to a stick.
*Play as male, female, or nonbinary, gay, straight, bisexual, or asexual
*Act like a damsel in distress (or an imperiled person) and let your rescuers do the work, or grab a sword and fight your own battles.
* Unravel the conspiracy behind your abduction and thwart your scheming siblings.
*Side with the aristocrats, or join a peasant rebellion.
*Gain stature to prove that you are the one true Heir.
*Harness fairy magic to bewilder and defeat your foes!
*Disguise yourself as an Elder Vampire, stare down a giant, and take a nap in a glass coffin!
*Find love with any or your rescuers...or marry a goblin (you know you're curious).
*Bring peace to the kingdom, or revel in the chaos of civil war.