Key Details of The Trials of Guilder Lite

  • Play a text adventure, completing various tasks and fighting monsters.
  • Last updated on November 8, 2008
  • There have been 3 updates

Editors' Review staff
This cute, free game evokes the days when text adventures ruled the gaming world. The Trials of Guilder Lite has no graphics, only occasional sound cues, and its own little DOS window. You read a brief description of your surroundings, examine objects, talk to people, and start fights, all by typing commands, such as kill thief or eat fountain (once you've determined the fountain is made of pudding). The chapel heals you if you pray, and teaches you skills if you type learn. You can attract a traveling companion named Faldor who will help you fight. The download includes the Basic source code so you can edit the game. Within the context of a text adventure we only had two interface complaints. One is that when you're establishing a new character, you're asked to choose a class but are not presented with a list of options. The other is that when you use the wrong verb, the program tells you to check your noun. Once we got used to the way the program operates, though, we found it quite absorbing. If you want to exercise your imagination, examine The Trials of Guilder Lite.

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Full Specifications

July 8, 2003
Latest update
November 8, 2008
Operating System
Windows NT, Windows 10, Windows 2000, Windows 3, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 95
Additional Requirements
Windows (all)
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Play a text adventure, completing various tasks and fighting monsters.
If you've ever played Westfront PC: The Trials of Guilder, you know it is a complex and large game. Some people have requested a smaller version, less complicated, and with less on screen to bother them while they play. The Trials of Guilder Lite Version fulfills such a promise.