Nothing But Mazes
|Nothing But Mazes|
|Authoring system||TADS 3|
|Graphics||optional for intro, required for full game to come|
|Cruelty scale||Cruelty to be determined|
How It Begins
You awaken paralyzed in darkness, and eventually are retrieved by an alien civilization that has awakened you from near-death cryogenic suspension to assist in some project of theirs. The nature of this test, and why you are there, is still unknown...
The game includes a split-screen display with an illustration window and a text window, reminiscent of the Legend Entertainment-era IF.
Release 1: IntroComp Version (.exe version)
- Nothing But Mazes (Greg Boettcher; 17-Jul-2006; TADS 3).
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- Alpha-testing by Daphne Brinkerhoff.
- Beta-testing by Mara Meijers, Peter Mattsson, Chephren, Mike Snyder, Matt Funke, Michael Martin and Poster.
- IntroComp 2006: Second runner-up (of 7 games).
- Download introcomp06.zip from the IF Archive - all the games from IntroComp 2006.
The zipfile includes the following relevant files:
- mazes_intro.exe: The game itself.
- mazes_intro.3r0: Optional music module.
- mazes_readme.txt: Notes from the author about the game.
Note that the IntroComp version of the game was released as a Windows executable. Linux users at the time could run it under Wine, a utility that allows the use of Windows executables on Linux. At the time of the comp, only the interpreter in the HTML TADS Player's Kit for Windows was able to play this game successfully, so the author felt it was safer to bundle the game as an executable. See the readme file for more info on the difficulties. Nowadays, Linux users can run the .t3 file in QTads.
The .t3 version of the intro
This is the version of the intro to use if you are using a classic Macintosh (pre-OS X) and the HyperTADS interpreter, Linux and the QTads interpreter, or a modern Mac (OS X) and the QTads or CocoaTADS interpreter. It will also run on Windows machines, of course.