Ditch Day Drifter

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Ditch Day Drifter
Author(s) Michael J. Roberts
Publisher(s) N/A
Release date(s) 1990
Authoring system TADS
Platform(s) TADS
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Multimedia
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Ratings
Cruelty scale Merciful

How It Begins

You are an undergraduate Caltech student, and the campus is holding the annual Ditch Day. Ditch Day is an event where senior students leave behind puzzles for the underclassmen to solve in order to break into the senior's rooms.

Notable Features

  • Ditch Day Drifter is the original TADS sample game, but is also a fully fleshed-out interactive fiction game.
  • The game is highly linear. It contains several easy, well-planned puzzles; however, solving some of the more-or-less independent puzzles does not necessarily advance the plot.
  • Though none of the NPCs in the game are conversational, their behavior is well-developed.
  • The protagonist's story continues into another TADS game, Deep Space Drifter, though the latter is not necessarily its sequel.
  • The game contains references to the Infocom game Planetfall.

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