Venfer's Riddle part 1 is a puzzle game in the sense that you solve riddles, seek solutions to mysteries, and have to think to get through each room. It starts off with the bare essentials: a screen, and the text that tells you what to do... but as you play through the game, the game becomes more complex. More visuals and minigames start to appear, the game gains the use of sound and music, and eventually: you're no longer playing a puzzle game, you're playing a full RPG.
The story is, that you're one of the many humans that have found themselves deep inside a dungeon that it itself is locked away inside the mind of a demon. The only friend you have is your guardian, whom in the beginning only reveals itself as text and gives you advice on how to solve the puzzles. Your guardian serves as a guide as you traverse through the game. He leads you through the dungeon in the demon's mind trying to help you to wake up so that you can both escape back into the real world.
Here is a screenshot of a few of the puzzles/minigames:
The link to the game (2.2mb) made purely in Visual Basic, fmod for the audio:http://thorn.ohsk.net/uploads/Venfer%27s%20Riddle.rar
Please comment and tell me how you fared against the puzzles and what you enjoyed/want changed. Part 2 is a full RPG, so it's completely different than this one... but this part sets up the story and your relationship to your Guardian.