Kingdom of Loathing

I am taking a temporary break from reviewing Ubuntu and related packages, in order to bring you one of the finest MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Role-Playing Games) ever to grace the internet. The Kingdom of Loathing is an entertaining, at times difficult but always stimulating game that is platform-independent. All you need for it is a proper web browser – no IE of the latest number, no Windows anything or even Mac anything. Linux will do just fine.

As you will see by the login page, the graphics are comic rather than ornate. Using cartoon figures, magnificent puns and other humorous devices – often drawing upon popular culture from the 1970’s to the present – this game will exercise your funny bone as it also exercises your mind.

The point of the game is to go through a series of quests, each harder than the last, gaining hit points and mojo points so that you can beat ever more difficult monsters. The game culminates in an epic war (between Orcish frat boys and usually filthy hippies), and finally taking on the final boss, the Naughty Sorceress. At the very end, you can ascend as another character, and restart the cycle. The different types of characters have differing abilities, making the game even more brain-intensive.

As you go further in the game, you will find yourself in need of some assistance. Thankfully, there is a magnificent wiki where you can look up anything you might want or need to know. Here, I have looked up the list of quests in the game.

The game is free to play. In fact, one of the things I like about it particularly is that it is not a money sink. You start out with all the inventory slots you will ever need. You can’t get an unfair advantage by piling on weapons and other items purchased for money. The game is all about strategy. That, and having a very good time. 🙂

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