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[Update: Greenlit] Stuck In Greenlight Limbo: ‘Gourd of the Beans: An Unplanned Adventure’

Gourd of the Beans: An Unplanned Adventure (GL)

This time the spotlight will be shining on Gourd of the Beans: An Unplanned Adventure, a… Lord of the Rings parody, in the style of Sierra classics? Sounds about right. Let’s help it escape the cold emptiness of Greenlight limbo!

You are Frobo Baddins, abused charity case and alleged village idiot with a simple view of the world. A world that somehow you are going to manage to save… or die trying… again…and again…and again. Let’s face it, that is the way it goes in these classic adventure stories.

Something about that makes it sound just the right amount of crazy. What, you don’t want crazy? Well, we are dealing with a parody game, meaning there’s no way to avoid that. Will it be better than the source material? Doubtful. Funnier? Now that… is very likely. And I’m not just saying that because I still enjoy replaying those lovely ancient Sierra games (Police Quest, King’s Quest, Space Quest, etc.). Probably helps to have a certain level of fondness for such early genre entries though, as this looks like it’ll play quite similar to those classics, having you move a character while also typing every single action out. Oh and I suspect there’ll be a lot of insta-death situations, as that’d certainly be par for the course.

So riddle me this, dear reader: why is Gourd of the Beans: An Unplanned Adventure still struggling to get through Greenlight? It may not be out just yet, but even so, why not visit its Greenlight page and hand over a ‘yes’ if you like what you see? Remember: your vote could make all the difference!

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