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Valley of the Minotaur

by Nicolas van Dyk

Fantasy
1983

(based on 2 ratings)
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"Valley of the Minotaur" is an EXTREMELY obscure (effectively non-existent, I fear) 1983 IF game developed exclusively for the Apple II-series of computers. Its author, Nicolas van Dyk, won a game-writing contest sponsored by Softalk magazine; the principal prize was he got his game commercially published. The game was a treasure hunt in the style of Zork I, and relied on a simple, two-word (verb-noun) parser. In addition to the collection of the various treasures, there was a secondary goal of slaying the evil Minotaur. Despite its relative technical unsophistication (as compared to the Infocom games of its day), it was a VERY large game which occurred in a huge & evocative island setting, requiring the use of both sides of its 5.25" floppy disk. The game was very quirky, and may have actually had some (minor) bugs.

Game Details

Language: English (en-US)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Commercial (Out of Print)
Development System: None
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: D75B5B3A-41C0-45E6-9E59-DAD2AD23E159
TUID: nf6mkp1kskofrbk3

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This isn't a real review, November 1, 2012
by teenbat
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I have no idea how to use this site... So I figure that I would do it this way. Would Valley of the Minotaur, by chance, also be called Lair of the Minotaur? If so, I found a disk image.

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