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Release zip
Contains tethered-rel4/play-offline/index.html
Post-comp release (recommended). Contains custom web interpreter, Z-code, C64 version, and walkthrough.
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Story File
Original IFComp release
For all systems. To play, you'll need a Z-Machine Interpreter with Blorb support - visit Brass Lantern for download links.
Walkthrough and map
by David Welbourn

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by Linus Åkesson


Web Site

About the Story

"I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man."

-- Chuang Tzu

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2018
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: Dialog
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: 55B22E4A-9CDE-462D-863B-B8BA0E32F698
TUID: u16mpjnk07d3l8i2

Off-Site Reviews


To me, the most compelling works of interactive fiction are ones that take advantage of the unique features of the medium. “Tethered” tells a story that a conventional, noninteractive work of fiction would not be able to accomplish. The story begins with a woman being stranded during a snowstorm, but it quickly turns into something more unsettling.
See the full review

Page Update History

  v.9: 28-May-2020 05:33 - Linus Åkesson (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
Changed download links
v.8: 26-Nov-2019 00:51 - Linus Åkesson
Changed download links
v.7: 26-Nov-2019 00:45 - Linus Åkesson
Changed download links
v.6: 28-Jun-2019 02:47 - David Welbourn
Changed download links
v.5: 12-Feb-2019 16:50 - nf
Changed external review links
v.4: 26-Nov-2018 15:59 - Doug Orleans
Changed download links
v.3: 17-Nov-2018 17:47 - Linus Åkesson
Changed Web site URL, download links
v.2: 06-Nov-2018 10:55 - Linus Åkesson
Changed IFIDs, development system, description, forgiveness
v.1: 05-Oct-2018 14:27 - CMG
Created page