The Path

Encounter a series of challenges in this illustrated text-based puzzle game.  The Path was written using the  Adventuron online text adventure editor.


  1. The game uses keyboard input.
  2. Type DROP <<ItemName>> to make the initial sacrifice.
  3. Type I or INVENTORY to list the articles of sacrifice.
  4. Type QUIT or RESTART, to restart your journey.


The path is a fantasy game. Particular actions that work in a fantasy context may be dangerous if attempted in real-life. 



  • 1.0.0 - 13 March 2019 - Initial release.
  • 1.0.4 - 14 March 2019 - Bugfix release.
  • 1.0.5 - 15 March 2019 - Added some addition responses
  • 1.0.8 - 20 March 2019 - Added in a few more responses, and fixed bug with the rug solving a puzzle when the text already stated that it didn't work.
  • 1.0.9 - 21 March 2019 - Added lose beeps, text speed options, and automatic help for unwinnable scenarios.
  • 1.0.10 - 22 March 2019 - Fixes.

About Adventuron Classroom

Adventuron Classroom is an game building toolkit for building text adventure games -in the browser (editor requires desktop PC). 

Ideal as a introduction to coding for 8-12 year olds, Adventuron Classroom features a full course on how to develop a full retro-style text adventure game..

It features tooling to make it easy to code, right inside the browser. 

Export the game as HTML, ready to be published on Itch or other platforms.

Tutorial - How To Create A Text Adventure in 30 Minutes

In addition to the built-in tutorial (aimed at children), an additional video tutorial (aimed at adults) is available here:

Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(7 total ratings)
GenreInteractive Fiction
Tagsadventuron, illustrated, Singleplayer
Average sessionA few seconds
InputsKeyboard, Touchscreen


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Reminds me of the Candle Problem. I am down to a tree with a fire extinguisher and a steak, and I have everything I need. Cool game!

Having a go a few months after first trying it. On Hard and can't work out the syntax for the climbing gear on the mountain. Really enjoying it

wear gear, or use gear (in easy mode)

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ok if anyone has troubles with the part of droping items here i go: the only item you need to drop is the fire extinguisher, you can use the persian rug with the part of the tar.

door: use key

bear: back away slowly

dog: give steak

skeleton: give bone (the bone is it's jaw)

vampire: garlic

glass cage: knife, then type "break glass"

sickness: sleep

tree: ladder

mountain: use gear

spikes: use plywood then click "yes, i have good balance"

ants: drop a bit/pot of honey

tar: persian rug

i hope i helped someone with this comment.

thank you for reading.

and complete the game.


There are twelve adversaries to overcome but only TEN  items, so even using the "back away slowly" option to avoid the bear leaves you ONE item short to complete the task in hand .. Door (unlock with key), Bear (back away slowly), Dog (throw steak), Tree (prop ladder), Spikes (lay plywood), Mountain (wear gear), Ants (give honey), Vampire (give garlic), Cage (scratch glass with knife, break glass),  Tar (press fire extinguisher), Skeleton  (give bone), Sickness  (    ) ... 

Looks like you are paying attention. 

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not sure if i found a bug but when you 'use rug' on the bear the rug is not removed from the inventory.  feel free to let me know if you want this comment deleted.

although, I cant see another way past the bear without using any items so im not sure what to do about that...

You discovered a bug. Now fixed. Thank you !

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The cage of glass can be solve by:

1) Using the knife or the key to scratch the glass.
2) After scratching the glass, Kick the glass.

If you don't have the knife or the key, then evaluate the places were you already used them, maybe there are different ways to solve those situations? There is a path that will work for every game. The order of encounters is random, but every player always sees the same set of encounters therefore the game is always solvable with the right choices.

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I  was stuck in the same problem and actually tried the knife, and kicking. Just not in that order I guess. Well I used attempts to "Break glass with knife" and such. Not CUT. You can't CUT glass even with a knife, but I thought about smashing the grip into it... :) Anyway, love the game. I ended up at the big tree with STEAK now ... dang.

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what is a skeleton made of?

This game really sucked me in. I like the illustrations, the flexibility of the commands and how there's just enough suggestion of a plot to be interesting and provide motivation without distracting from the game itself. It all suits the genre really well. My only real problem is that I'm stuck. I've gotten as far as I ever have, getting past all the obstacles up to the ants, and I'm left with nothing. From the disclaimer I guess I just have to figure out a way to get past the bear without using an item but I have no idea how. Other than that I only have a few minor quibbles, overall it's a very fun play.

Thanks for the nice comment. Glad to see that the game is having the desired effect.

As I don't know if this forum supports spoiler tags, I pasted a hint for the bear  in plaintext here:

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I need help, i tried to pass the bear without using any object, whith your hint but it doesnt work, I don't know what to do. An idea for help me ?

Perhaps an adverb would help?

I tried but my eanglish it isn't very good (i'm from spain) and I attempted to use some adverbs with actions or something else but I don't know what to do now

Perhaps whatever you tried was too fast?

Also, there will be Spanish version of The Path available soon, so I apologise that the current game is very English centric. I only wish my Spanish was as good as your English  (for you to play as much as you have of the game).

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Sickness blocks the path, dont know what to do...


Spoiler here :