Portfolio: Glorious Memories, RuneScape quest

Released April 2009, Official Wiki, Fan Wiki.

My credit: ‘Content Developer’ – quest design, writing, script implementation, cutscene scripting, etc.

In the unlikely event that you ever plan to play it (and unfortunately it’s dozens of hours into RuneScape) please note that there are spoilers after the fold.

This video is a decent walkthrough, but not good for my purposes since the player does his best to rush through all the dialogue and cutscenes.

Glorious Memories was the first of my two RuneScape quests, the latter being Blood Runs Deep, the sequel. It brings together various characters and plot threads the developers who made the prior Fremennik (Viking) quests.

Highlights for Me

The premise is that around fifteen years before present day, several of the famous characters of the region were in a party together on an adventure that goes wrong. Each of the participants has a different recollection of events, so I had lots of fun with unreliable narrators including offering the same cutscenes from multiple viewpoints.

In Hindsight

Glorious Memories is a much more typically RuneScape quest than Blood Runs Deep, and has several of the ‘use item’ puzzles that I’m not fond of. Both quests occasionally reuse an existing interaction; this annoyed me at times but was generally appropriate given that the players had already encountered them.