Peasant’s Quest

I’m a bit tired this morning. After I made it to bed around 10 PM, I realized that, apparently, my body wasn’t ready to go to sleep, because at 11:30 PM I was still awake in bed.

So I got up and played some Peasant’s Quest until the wee hours of the morning.

What’s that, you ask? (You did ask that, didn’t you?) Remember those old Sierra computer games, like King’s Quest or Police Quest? Very simple graphics, only one step above text-based because you typed in commands to get your little man to do stuff like pick up rocks or talk to other characters in the game? Man, those were the days, huh?

Well, the fine funny folks over at Homestar Runner, the Bros. Chaps, animators of the funniest guy in a Mexican wrestling mask on the ‘Net (Strong Bad), have created a hilarious parody of those old games. It even opens with a graphic of an old Apple II disk drive spinning up…

It’s online, runs in your browser using Flash, so you don’t have to worry about having 16-bit graphics or a 5 1/4″ floppy disk drive handy. Go on. Try it. You can even save your place in the game and come back to it later (if you have cookies enabled).

So far I’ve scared the horse, gotten Mendelev and his brother back together, fallen in the mud, beaten the archery game, shot the Kerrek… yeah. The main goal is to kill Trogdor because he burninated your thatched-roof hut.

Man, that’s good stuff.