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

Download



tryst205.z5
For all systems. To play, you'll need a Z-Machine Interpreter - visit Brass Lantern for download links.
tryst.sol
solution
tryst.step
solution

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

Tryst of Fate

by G. M. Zagurski

Western/Fantasy
1997

(based on 8 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

Your last trip up the stairs before you can relax in a nice hot bath brings you into rather unfortunate contact with a toy car left carelessly on a stair, and your head connects with the wooden banner near the top. As you come to, things don't quite seem so humdrum as they used to be...
[--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 205
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 248
IFID: ZCODE-205-970629-B503
TUID: ic0ebhbi70bdmyc2

Editorial Reviews

Baf's Guide


The story of an ordinary housewife lured into a fanciful Western setting involving cowboy gnomes and magic bubble gum. Given the premise, it's suprising how natural it all seems. Nice settings, suitably amusing caricatures for characters, fair and varied puzzles (the hardest one is a cryptarithm), classical three-chapter design (intro/main game/endgame).

-- Carl Muckenhoupt

SPAG
For the most part, I really enjoyed this game. I thought that the writing was quite well done and at some points I was really drawn into the story. It would have rated higher but it had no online help, no hints, no walkthrough, and all I would get with help is the author's email address. Also, there were some rough edges [...]
See the full review

SynTax

Tryst is not an easy game, but well worth playing for its huge entertainment factor, its lovely literary style, and its marvellous Western atmosphere. Not to mention the many and varied puzzles, and the assortment of memorable characters. If you only play one text adventure this year, make it this one.
See the full review

Tags

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

Member Reviews

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


A polished Western about traveling worlds. Old-school puzzler, May 4, 2016
This longish game is an old-school puzzler, like So Far or Not Just an Ordinary Ballerina. It's a well-done puzzler, as well.

This game is a Western, a rare setting in IF. It starts out in the modern day, but things soon change.

The writing is descriptive and based on real locations and people known by the author.

It's hard to say more about the game without giving it away. Suffice it to say, this game is a real treat for puzzle fans, but probably not going to please those interested in story alone, as the story is 'gated' behind a series of complicated introductory puzzles.

This is perhaps the best puzzler game I have played that was not nominated for any XYZZY awards and did not enter a comp.

If you enjoyed Tryst of Fate...

Related Games

People who like Tryst of Fate also gave high ratings to these games:

Old Man's Tale, by Hugo Bourbon, Ludovic Moge, Gabrielle Cluzeau, Drice Siamer, Enzo Carleo
Average member rating: (2 ratings)
Vous êtes face à un narrateur amnésique. Pour reconstituer son histoire vous devez lui rappeler des éléments de son récit. Les mots soulignés sont les mots que vous pouvez récupérer. Pour les conserver, glissez les dans votre inventaire,...

Darkiss! Wrath of the Vampire - Chapter 1: the Awakening, by Marco Vallarino
Average member rating: (21 ratings)
You're the nightmare from which people can't wake. Dead twice. One by the hand of your maker, the second by the fiend who drove a stake through your heart while you were sleeping defenceless in your coffin. Alive thrice, it seems,...

Al Final del Recorrido, by Guillermo Crespi
Average member rating: (2 ratings)
Una breve historia interactiva con cinco posibles finales, acerca de un joven personaje y su regreso a casa después de un día muy particular. (Available only in Spanish for now, I plan to translate it into English as soon as I can -- the...

Suggest a game

Recommended Lists

Tryst of Fate appears in the following Recommended Lists:

Forgotten Treasures of IFDB by MathBrush
These are games that are great, either in my opinion or in many others, but which have been forgotten. By forgotten, I mean it satisfies the following: 1. Not an IfComp or XYZZY Best Game winner, 2. Not in Best 50 Interactive Fiction...

Links




This is version 3 of this page, edited by Edward Lacey on 21 March 2013 at 12:47pm. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item