When you, the close relation of an earl, find yourself reeling from a major scandal, anonymity is not an option. Will you lean into your shocking reputation, fight hard to redeem yourself, or just relax with a cocktail by the fire?
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Nov 12, 2020

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About This Game

When you, the close relation of an earl, find yourself reeling from a major scandal, anonymity is not an option.

Perhaps—just perhaps—your new servant and your membership in an elite London social club will allow you to weather the storm unscathed. It seems most unlikely, however.

Will you lean into your shocking reputation, fight hard to redeem yourself in the eyes of the fickle public, or just relax with a cocktail by the fire? What is most important to you: your own comfort, loyalty to your friends, or the expectations of your family? Navigate the joys and troubles of membership in your new club: planning parties, gaining new members, taking down rivals—or winning them over as friends. Find love with a dreamy artist; a former neighbor with a taste for rebellion, a dashing clubmate with a flair for the dramatic (and for golden trousers)—or even your own servant! And, of course, spend time with some old friends from Tally Ho.

Can you manage it all before it comes crashing down? Surely your new servant ought to be able to solve these knotty problems with both elegance and unruffled grace.*

A standalone sequel to Tally Ho, Cakes and Ale is a 1.17 million—million!—word interactive comedy by Kreg Segall, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based–without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

As a newly-inducted member of the once-rather-elite Noble Gases club, win glory, renown, and much-needed money though various cunning schemes that will seem like good ideas at the time.

With the tireless aid of your clever servant, your rollicking social club, and your merry new friends, all shall surely be well! Make a splash as you find your way through a P.G. Wodehouse-inspired world of pranks, debts, close shaves, passion, rivalries, and untold heights of glory and absurdity amongst the cream of society.

*Elegance and unruffled grace not guaranteed. Allow four to six weeks for full servant acclimation. While supplies last. Additional restrictions may apply.

  • Maintain appropriate boundaries with your servant or find yourself emotionally enmeshed.
  • Meet the exacting standards of a social club and reap the benefits.
  • Meddle with others' love lives and finances and be meddled with in turn.
  • Dress as a bellhop, a parlor maid, a military officer, or in a bathrobe and slippers.
  • See the premiere of an opera, eat an elegant dinner, and lounge in a coffeehouse.
  • Muck about with wireless radios and experimental steam-powered printing presses.
  • Triumph in boxing, swimming, cards, handball, competitive eating, and spitting.
  • Toss around your money—or your family’s money—or else beg, borrow, and steal.
  • Ghostwrite love letters, craft speeches, and edit damaging newspaper articles.
  • Break windows, pitchers, punch bowls, expensive tables, fine art—and hearts.
  • Carry your club to victory in a tournament or get rich betting on other clubs.
  • Break into hotels, cars, safes, bookshops, dressing rooms and art galleries, some of them intentionally!
  • Rub elbows with socialites, divas, politicians, soldiers, artists, and journalists.
  • Please your mawkish Aunt Matilda and your dotty Uncle Chum.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: 7
    • OS: 10.9
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.4
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