Parsely games, including ACTION CASTLE, are like classic text adventures of old, but played with a human acting as parser and players issuing commands in order. Parsely is the brainchild of Jared A. Sorensen.

Take a Bow

You stand among the ruins of the once-glorious Action Castle (castle castle castle). All that’s left is this courtyard, a lonely tower, and a few crumbling walls. A rickety wooden stairway leads up to the tower. A dark stairwell descends to the dungeon. Exits are: UP, DOWN, and WEST.

Tony Sindelar with Dan Moren, Jason Snell, Aleen Simms, Kathy Campbell, Steve Lutz and Monty Ashley


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