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mhto-original.blb
from the Mystery House Taken Over project
For all systems. To play, you'll need a glulx interpreter - visit Brass Lantern for download links.
Swalks.zip
solution and map in GUEmap format
(Compressed with ZIP. Free Unzip tools are available for most systems at www.info-zip.org.)

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Mystery House

by Ken Williams and Roberta Williams

Episode 1 of Hi-Res Adventure
Mystery
1980

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Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 150
IFID: GLULX-1-050316-61260227
TUID: clc9a8hnvx79pabw

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Baf's Guide


Sierra On-Line's first game, and, according to their press releases, the world's first graphic adventure. This game was released into the public domain on Sierra's seventh anniversary. Somehow, it hasn't weathered as well as Adventure and Zork. The graphics are crude, and the parser is substandard even for its time. Still, it's interesting to see where the Sierra empire got started. It's a bloody little story involving a search for jewels in an old house. It has a lot in common with The Colonel's Bequest - well, there's far less plot and characterization, but there's about as many deaths, including your own at unexpected moments. Contains an outdoor maze and one crucial early puzzle with a time limit.

-- Carl Muckenhoupt

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