Gourd of the Beans, The (Demo)

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The Gourd of the Beans Demo

The Gourd of the Beans Demo Title Screen

Release Date: Jan. 14, 2006
Project Status: Completed
Developer(s): Klownstein
Publisher: Klownstein
Designer(s): Klownstein
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Category: Demo
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Genre: Adventure
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Engine: AGI2
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Platform: MS-DOS
Localization: English
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/klownstein/


The Gourd of the Beans requires NAGI or another 3rd party interpreter.


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You are Frobo Baddins, a small hoddit living with his uncle, Uncle Bildo. For the past several years you have lived with your insane Uncle Bildo in his home, a large hoddit hole named Old Bag. Uncle Bildo is planning on celebrating his birthday and has enlisted you to get invitations printed, a birthday banner sewn, a birthday cake baked, and some fireworks purchased. And so your quest begins!


Currently a work in progress, The Gourd of the Beans Series is being developed in the classic Sierra styling. Designed as an AGI (Adventure Game Interpreter) program, it is, in a very real sense, like its 80's predecessors. Originally the intent was to make the game such that it would run in the original interpreter. However, being a perfectionist, the pictures and sprites became more and more detailed, soon surpassing those in the original Sierra games. The detailed work soon exceeded the memory limitations inherent to AGI games. As such, the game, while still an AGI game, requires a more modern program to run. Such programs, like NAGI and ScummVM, are freely available for download on the internet.

This original release included the original vision for the town of Hodditon. This is the version just prior to being adopted by the new team, Jolly Roger Epic Productions, which finished the game as The Gourd of the Beans: An Unplanned Adventure.


The early version (encompassing Klownstein's initial release is available for download in all its glory.) For the Full Release post Jolly Roger Epic Productions interference, see The Gourd of the Beans: An Unplanned Adventure.


  • No walkthrough available.

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