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Steam and Sacrilege

by Phil McGrail


About the Story

The Automatic Hotel, once hailed as a symbol of scientific progress and invention, stands crumbling. Surrounded by protesters trying to save the historic landmark and mired in rumors about the hotel's once-great steam-powered automatons, the building now represents something much more sinister. It's the last place that you saw your husband alive.

You must find a way to enter the mysterious hotel and discover the secretes of its celestial prison. But more importantly, you must make a choice. Which is more important the life of your husband or the survival of humanity as you know it?

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2016
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Inform
IFID: 9F3813A9-AF63-431D-ABED-1F34E3FB3BC8
TUID: 7nrdsgr7tbeie9k3

Off-Site Reviews

The Breakfast Review
It really feels as though the very narrow path to victory was implemented, and then the red herrings way off to the far fringe were implemented ... but all the background stuff in between the two was left out. Or possibly that the game was building up in more than one direction, and the remnants of those discarded ideas/puzzles were never properly edited out.
See the full review

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