In a nutshell, it's a computer adaptation of The Minstrel's Song, a tabletop role playing game, and is meant to have a rich and interesting world that supports both building many different kinds of character, and both quests and nonlinear play. It's in the old "roguelike" tradition of computer games, which now means that it might have something of a retro charm.
Pet a dolphin.
Pray and worship.
Ride a dragon.
Match wits with a clockwork door.
Climb a tree.
Answer a riddle.
Build your own mechanical devices.
Keep an exotic pet.
Choose your own quest.
Explore a world of wonder.
The Minstrel's Song is now available as a roguelike computer game for Windows (requires Cygwin to be installed with all available packages; Cygwin is free to download and install, but is somewhat technical to deal with), Macintosh and Linux/Unix. Version Macintosh RedHat RPM Linux/Unix tarball Windows (requires Cygwin to be installed with all available packages) 2.0, development Download 2.0 for Unix Download 2.0 for Windows 1.4, stable Download tar.bz2, tar.gz 1.3 for Unix, including Mac, Linux, and Cygwin for Windows 1.3, stable Download 1.3 for Linux Download tar.bz2, tar.gz 1.3 for Unix Download 1.3 for Windows 1.2, development Download 1.2 for Linux Download 1.2 for Unix 1.1, development Download 1.1 for Linux Download 1.1 for Unix 1.0b, development Download 1.0b for Macintosh