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How It Begins
Marrow is delicious but that's not why you're here. You're supposed to pick up a single jar of alien bone jelly, which of course can't exist and doesn't exist, so you've convinced yourself that transporting it is no crime. Getting worked up about such nonsense would be like fretting about mermaids getting caught in tuna nets, and you've got other fur-bearing fish to fry.
- Cryptozookeeper (Robb Sherwin; 27-May-2011; Hugo).
- Serial number 160417 / Hugo 3.1
- Download Cryptozookeeper from the Internet Archive.
- Beta-testing by Marshall Abbott, Bananadine, James Bernoski, Jonathan Blask, Greg D'Avis, Ben Davis, Michael Fransioli, Lex Gray, Juhana Leinonen, Rob O'Hara, George Oliver, Drew Mochak, Marius Müller, Ben Parrish, Brian Rapp, Johnny Rivera, Paul Robinson, Sorrel and Mike Sousa.
- Acting by Gerrit Hamilton, Jonathan Blask, Lex Gray, Dayna Rich, Dustin Godec, Alana Short, Randy McLellan, Adam Thornton, Golem, Robbie McLellan, James Bernoski, Steve Davis, Ben Parrish, Matt Randall and Michael Sherwin.
- XYZZY Awards 2011. Winner of 5 awards: Best Game, Best Writing, Best Setting, Best NPCs, Best Individual NPC (Grimloft). Finalist for Best Story.
- Cryptozookeeper (Robb Sherwin; 07-Jul-2010; Hugo).
- IntroComp Release / Serial number 100630 / Hugo 3.1
- IFID: HUGO-31-37-48-06-13-10
IFID links: IFDB,
Babel metadata, Babel download.(Note: Babel services at IF Archive are not yet available.)
- IntroComp 2010: 2nd place of 9 entries.
- Download Cryptozookeeper Demo from Official site.
- Download Robb-Sherwin--Cryptozookeeper.ZIP from the IntroComp site.
- Official Site
- Cryptozookeeper - at IFDB.
- Cryptozookeeper - at ifwizz interactive fiction (in German).
- XYZZY Review for "Best NPCs" by Sam Kabo Ashwell.
- XYZZY Review for "Best Writing" by Sam Kabo Ashwell.
- XYZZY Review for "Best Setting" by Marco Innocenti.
- Review at Interactive Friction.
- XYZZY Review for "Best Setting" by Jacqueline A. Lott.
- Review by Niz.
- Review by Rob O'Hara.
- XYZZY Review for "Best NPCs" by Aaron Reed.
- Review by Adam Smith of Rock, Paper, Shotgun.