Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch
Cover art by John T. Shaw
Developer(s)Tsunami Games
Publisher(s)Tsunami Games
Designer(s)Robert Eric Heitman
Chris Hoyt
John Jarrett
Programmer(s)Nancy Churchill
Robert Eric Heitman
Chris Hoyt
Artist(s)Douglas Herring
Composer(s)Ken Allen

Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch is a 1993 video game by Tsunami Games for DOS. It is based on Larry Niven's Ringworld novel series. A sequel, Return to Ringworld, was released in 1994.


The Patriarch of the Kzinti empire has vowed revenge against the Puppeteer race for their genetic manipulation of the Kzinti. To achieve this, they have created an advanced prototype starship armed with an ancient Slaver weapon capable of destroying planets. The Patriarch first dispatches the ship with the goal of killing the family of the Kzin traitor Speaker-to-Animals, who has taken the name Chmeee. Once done, they will then seek out the home world of the Puppeteers and destroy it. The human Quinn is also travelling to meet with Chmeee to help find Louis Wu who has disappeared. Together, Quinn and Chmeee must travel to Ringworld to find Louis Wu and stop the Kzinti's genocidal plot against the Puppeteers.


Ringworld is a point and click adventure game involving puzzles.[1]


In 1996, Computer Gaming World declared Ringworld the 14th-worst computer game ever released.[1]


The game had a sequel named Return to Ringworld, published in 1994.[2]


  • Power Play (German magazine) (1993-05)
  • Play Time (German magazine) (1993 May)
  • Joystick (French) (Sep, 1993)[3]
  • PC Joker (Mar, 1993)[4]
  • Power Play (Apr, 1993)[5]


  1. ^ a b Staff (November 1996). "150 Best (and 50 Worst) Games of All Time". Computer Gaming World. No. 148. pp. 63–65, 68, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 84, 88, 90, 94, 98.
  2. ^ Return to Ringworld at MobyGames
  3. ^ http://download.abandonware.org/magazines/Joystick/joystick_numero041/Joystick%20041%20-%20Page%20170%20(septembre%201993).jpg[bare URL image file]
  4. ^ http://www.kultboy.com/index.php?site=t&id=951[bare URL]
  5. ^ http://www.kultboy.com/index.php?site=t&id=5811[bare URL]

External links[edit]