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Bad Guys

by David S. Glasser

Episode 2 of Textfire 12-pack
Joke/Fantasy
1998

(based on 3 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

""Out of the TextFire "12-pack", this is an April's Fool game "demo" that casts you in the role of a bad guy whose goal it is to become immortal - but this is a bad day..." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Demo
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 990
IFID: ZCODE-1-971113-F160
TUID: l16znuku8w920nic

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Baf's Guide


You are the evil wizard in this excessively ambitious Textfire pseudo-demo! It's a shame that only one very simple puzzle is actually implemented; this is probably the most promising premise in the Textfire 12-pack, and in a superficial way anticipates Varicella.

-- Carl Muckenhoupt

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A great teaser for an impossible-to-write sim game, June 5, 2017
The Textfire Demo 12-pack was released on April Fool's in 1998, claiming to be demos of an upcoming commercial studio called Textfire.

This is one of the cruelest jokes in the pack, a demo that promises a massive game with intense conversations, a controllable maze, and an army simulation with graphics.

This is great for its intended purpose.

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