Castle of the Winds SaadaSoft / Epic MegaGames, Inc. 1993

Castle of the Winds (CotW) is a tile-based roguelike video game for Windows 3.x. It was developed by SaadaSoft in 1989 and distributed by Epic MegaGames in 1993. The game is composed of two parts: A Question of Vengeance, released as shareware, and Lifthransir's Bane, sold commercially. A combined license for both parts was also sold. Although secondary to its hack and slash gameplay, Castle of the Winds has a plot loosely based on Norse mythology, told with setting changes, unique items, and occasional passages of text. The player begins in a tiny hamlet, near which he/she used to live. His/her farm has been destroyed and godparents killed. After clearing out an abandoned mine, the player finds a scrap of parchment that reveals the death of the player's godparents was ordered by an unknown enemy. The player then returns to the hamlet to find it pillaged, and decides to travel to Bjarnarhaven. When the player completes the first part of the game, they can then import their character, once saved, into the second part. It was later made freeware in 1998.
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included in Epic Megagames Adventures - ISO Demo 17MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)
Castle of the Winds I + II - Floppy Images ISO Demo 353+444kb (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)
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