Home | Profile - Edit | Your Page | Your Inbox Browse | Search Games   |   Log In

Download


12pack.zip *
Contains TENUOUS.GAM
For all systems. To play, you'll need a TADS 2 Interpreter - visit tads.org for interpreter downloads.
mpt_src.zip *
Contains tenuous.t
zipped together with source for Pumping and Masta'mind
* Compressed with ZIP. Free Unzip tools are available for most systems at www.info-zip.org.

Have you played this game?

You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.

Playlists and Wishlists

RSS Feeds

New member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page

A Tenuous Hold

by Stephen Granade profile

Episode 14 of Textfire 12-pack
Slice of life
1998

(based on 3 ratings)
1 member review

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Demo
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 1002
IFID: Unknown
TUID: uq0wyolbxfhxtfoj

Editorial Reviews

Baf's Guide


Bad traffic turns to something worse. One of the few Textfire demos that I can actually imagine as the intro to a full game.

-- Carl Muckenhoupt

Tags

- View the most common tags (What's a tag?)
(Log in to add your own tags)

Member Reviews

5 star:
(0)
4 star:
(1)
3 star:
(0)
2 star:
(2)
1 star:
(0)
Average Rating:
Number of Reviews: 1
Write a review


A joke game about frustrating driving, June 5, 2017
The Textfire Demo 12-pack was released on April Fool's in 1998, claiming to be demos of an upcoming commercial studio called Textfire.

This textfire game actually called out to me. There was a game in the 2016 ectocomp that also dealed with this subject: driving in a car in stressful circumstances.

This game is a joke demo, so it stops after the most interesting part. But there is a long bit of simulation with driving around that really does a good job of depicting how frustrating bad traffic is.

If you enjoyed A Tenuous Hold...

Related Games

People who like A Tenuous Hold also gave high ratings to these games:

Perdition's Flames, by Michael J. Roberts
Average member rating: (14 ratings)
The afterlife isn't what you expected. Explore a strangely modernized and bureaucratic underworld, replete with strip malls, government offices, and science labs, as well as the occasional lake of molten rock.

Pytho's Mask, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (63 ratings)
On the Night of the Comet, the usual astrological bonds do not hold, and the order of the universe is threatened. It is a time made for rebels and usurpers, and all who would claim the kingdom for themselves. You are a member of the...

The Isolato Incident, by Alan DeNiro
Average member rating: (3 ratings)
"We need to save the kingdom! But...where is the kingdom? What are its bounds? Can history be distilled? Why do ghosts feign friendliness? We will make a quest of questions!" [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]

Suggest a game

Links




This is version 3 of this page, edited by Eriorg on 4 October 2009 at 4:20pm. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item