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The Awakening

by Dennis Matheson

Lovecraftian
1998

About the Story

"You remember darkness. And the cold. Cold and darkness. And silence. Those memories are all that you have. That, and a feeling that something you never knew you possessed has been lost. Suddenly, oblivion is split by a blinding light and a crash of sound. You awaken to the roar of a storm and a deluge of rain and mud. The day goes downhill from there ..."

"Recuerdas oscuridad. Y frío. Frío y oscuridad. Y silencio. Estos recuerdos son todo lo que tienes. Eso, y una sensación de que has perdido algo que no sabías que tenías.De pronto, el olvido es roto por una luz cegadora y una explosión de sonido. Despiertas entre el rugir de una tormenta y en un diluvio de agua y barro." [--blurbs from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Game Details

Language: English, Castilian (en, es)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Forgiveness Rating: Nasty
Baf's Guide ID: 460
IFIDs:  ZCODE-1-980909-0C0F
ZCODE-1-980726-EA1E
TUID: 12pkmwaekw4suh7g

Off-Site Reviews

SPAG
[...] "The Awakening" is a short piece of interactive fiction, and therefore due to lack some fleshing out that a bigger game perhaps would have had. For its length it's really a fine example of the art, capturing in its story, and convincing in its atmosphere.
-- Chantikell

"The Awakening" is a short-short horror with a clear and admitted homage to H. P. Lovecraft (HPL) [...] On the good side, a lack of dialogue and human interaction (which HPL felt to be antithetical to the atmosphere he was trying to create) makes sidestepping classic IF NPC issues easier. On the bad side, the kleptomaniacal, Wile-E.-Coyote-esque aspect of the adventurer doesn't mix well with lurking horrors.
-- okblacke
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  v.8: 17-Dec-2017 01:12 - Autymn Castleton (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.5: 03-Jan-2010 09:23 - Grey
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v.4: 29-Apr-2009 18:25 - Dave Chapeskie
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v.3: 01-Mar-2008 20:46 - David Welbourn
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v.2: 01-Mar-2008 06:08 - David Welbourn
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