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Pathway to Destruction

by Richard Otter

Science Fiction
2005

Web Site

About the Story

You have worked at the Institute of Transportation for nearly five years. As one of the engineering team in the Research and Development section, it is considered a highly respected position and is particularly well paid. In recent years it has become even more important, as with a growing population the global transport system is struggling to cope. A complete collapse has been predicted in a little under five years' time.

You are currently working on the Pathway project which is a new developmental Rapid Transit System (RTS). This holds out the promise of fast, efficient and cheap travel. You do not fully understand the science behind it but it has something to do with particles, magnetism and time travel. Basically, you arrive at your destination the exact same moment you leave your starting point.

The initial trials have been extremely promising and the first long distance test is now underway. The intent was for you to be 'particled' (as it is called) from one side of the planet to the other and then back again. They strapped you into a chair situated in the centre of the testing chamber and the senior technician on the project gave you the thumbs up sign from the control room. First your hands and feet started to tingle, then your vision blurred, then... nothing.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1.0
License: Freeware
Development System: ADRIFT
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
Baf's Guide ID: 2810
IFIDs:  CE3A36DF-2B66-437C-B3DF-4B88F2ED4417
ADRIFT-400-4620120D821C5FF95165CC38D48B71E4
9E50B7C3-D498-478C-B10A-8788E724C9A0
TUID: 5gepja4vs4fvytl2

Off-Site Reviews

Delron
Review Compilation
I felt Pathway To Destruction made very good use of the source material, although in a completely different way than I envisioned when I wrote the source. I had had in mind something along the lines of a medieval fantasy adventure with a swords & sorcery element thrown into the mix, but Pathway To Destruction's sci-fi setting seems to fit in remarkably well with the mini-game that was already written, and at no point did I feel that it was out of place. Full marks for that.
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Page Update History

  v.11: 29-Jul-2019 01:31 - Richard Otter (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.10: 29-Jul-2019 01:30 - Richard Otter
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v.9: 02-Jan-2018 16:48 - Richard Otter
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v.8: 24-Apr-2010 20:36 - OtisTDog
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v.7: 17-Apr-2009 00:09 - Richard Otter
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v.6: 25-May-2008 09:13 - Richard Otter
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v.5: 25-May-2008 09:12 - Richard Otter
Changed forgiveness
v.4: 25-May-2008 09:12 - Richard Otter
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v.3: 25-May-2008 09:10 - Richard Otter
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v.2: 19-Oct-2007 19:52 - Richard Otter
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v.1: 29-Sep-2007 20:48 - IFDB
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