In 1993 I created a freeware computer role-playing game called “DBQuest”. It runs on DOS and requires DOSBOX to play on a modern computer. DBQuest features a full story, a couple of quests, spells, monsters, and game-play reminiscent of other western RPGs of the time. There are many ways to break the game, I’m sure. I was young when I wrote it so please be kind. Note: All downloads are provided without warranty, express or implied, and you use them at your own risk.
The game looks like this (are you excited yet?):
DOSBox is a DOS emulator that allows users to play old DOS games on modern Windows PCs. You will need it to play DBQuest. Unless you’re familiar with DOS, this isn’t going to be the most intuitive software. Check out D-Fend Reloaded below to help make DOSBox a little easier to use.
D-Fend Reloaded is a graphical front-end for DOSBox. It makes DOSBox a bit easier to use and configure. It’s optional, but I recommend downloading and installing it.
DBQuest is the original DOS computer RPG I built in 1993. Download the archive, unzip it, and point DOSBox or D-Fend Reloaded at the DBQuest.bat file to get the game started.
There are some areas of the game where you made need a hint. This text files includes a full walk-through of the game.
The Open Game Art site provides game developers with free graphics to use with their indie games. I no longer provide free art on this site.