[Happy Birthday!] Deadline


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Hello old games lovers,

Do you remember Zork? Or at least, have you ever heard about it?

If you did, you’ll know that Zork, released in 1980 is a masterpiece in the history of video gaming and maybe the most famous interactive fiction. And as all masterpieces it spawned a crowd of similar games. Well, Deadline is one of them and today turns 35, having been released on March 11th, 1982.

Deadline, developed and published by Infocom, revolves around the story of a detective and his investigation on an alleged suicide of a wealthy businessman and was published for a large croup of computers, such as Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Mac OS, MS-DOS, PC booter, TI-99/4A, TRS-80, Apple IIGS and most important (…) Osborne 1, CP/M!

It’s a very interesting adventure that deviates a bit from other interactive fictions: for example there’s a time limit (hence the name “Deadline”) and is not based on a fantasy plot but it follows the style of italian giallos.

1982

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