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Snare

by Andrew Williams

science fiction
1997

(based on 2 ratings)
2 member reviews

About the Story

A Blake 7 adventure.

You play as a group of rebels in the future who have discovered an alien ship, the Liberator.

Based off of the British TV series.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Former commercial
Development System: Inform 6
IFID: LIBRARYSERIALNUMBER991113
TUID: x19ufalile0zgvl

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A great (if incomplete) game based on Blake's 7, June 15, 2020
I would give this 4.5/5 if I could, based on what's there so far.

The game does an excellent job of bringing the universe of Blake's 7 to life. The atmosphere, writing and plot is great, and the characters are well written (Avon is his usual snarky self). Any Blake's 7 fan will recognize the references from the series, and I highly recommend it to any Blake's 7 fan (or any text adventure fan who likes science fiction).

The game loses a little because: 1. There are several spots where it's easy to miss things and get into an "unwinnable" state (if you don't have an item when you need it, or you've missed the opportunity to go to a location). 1. There are also a few spots where it's not clear what needs to be done (usually after you've missed something earlier, either missed doing something or you missed an important piece of text) - I recommend playing with an interpreter that can scroll back. 3. Finally, the game only recognizes teleporting to the liberator from elsewhere. You can't use the command "TELEPORT TO" from the liberator - you teleport a different way. I would have liked it if it would have told me the alternative way of teleporting when I used that command rather than just telling me I couldn't.

Finally, from what I can tell, the game is incomplete (or at least, according to Orac, the rest of the map isn't connected to the playable area). Unfortunately, given the age, it probably won't ever be completed (prove me wrong!), but you can use Inform tools to get access to some of the story text and see some of the ideas the rest of the game would have touched on.

Edit: I've spotted screenshots of the game from a further point than where I got to, so it's possible there's either a later version of the game, or the game continues despite what Orac states.

I've written a walkthrough for what I've completed in the comments.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
I will need some help with this. , November 26, 2018
I've found this game while looking around for Blakes 7 fan games, I figured someone must have at least tried to make one as the series was popular at the time. I found this site mentioning it, https://advgamer.blogspot.com/2016/11/future-classic-snare-1997.html, but the only download link was in a dosbox folder of a fangroup Horizon.

I am currently playing the game but I haven't gotten far. What I have seen so far is interesting though, both the dystopian Earth society and spaceship Liberator are authentic.

Part of the reason for uploading is to have more experienced players have a crack at it. I don't think it is a difficult game, but I am definitely stumped right now. I don't really know anything about the author or how the game came to be, so additional information would be welcome as well.

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