I've never made a game before, here's a text adventure I made about mysticism clocking in at 18,129 words (the game itself is pretty short). Architectural vomit, jizz, be a detective, vitrify, putrefy, pustulate, postulate, soundless mountains, lurid shitstains, gnosticism, endless horror...
You probably want to save once or twice especially near the second half of the game in case you die.
Play the game: http://aliendovecote.com/uploads/cloadokum/index.html
Map (playing online? use this image when the map comes up because Parchment doesn't like to display images): http://www.aliendovecote.com/uploads/cloadokum/map.png
Walkthrough (spoiler heavy): http://aliendovecote.com/uploads/cloado ... hrough.txt