Asylum (by cpuguy)

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Author(s) cpuguy
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) 03-Aug-2009
Authoring system Inform 7
Platform(s) Z-code 5
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Cruelty scale Cruel

How It Begins

You might by anyone, carrying a brass key. You find yourself in an asylum featuing a desk with a box, a closet, a clock, a mat, and no obvious doors. You want to escape!

Notable Features

  • Timed puzzle. The game starts at 9 o'clock and each turn takes a minute of game time. You have until 10 o'clock to escape before the guards come in. The game can be solved in fourteen turns if you know exactly what to do.

Trivia and Comments

  • This game ranks as "cruel" under the cruelty scale because it's not obvious that the overall game is timed until the player loses, and even afterwards, it's not obvious when certain actions within the sequence must be completed before it's too late.


Release 1

  • Asylum (cpuguy; 03-Aug-2009; Z-code 5).
    • Release 1 / Serial number 090721 / Inform 7 build 5T18 (I6/v6.31 lib 6/12N)
    • IFID: A7E8D6AD-DC4F-438E-AEFC-19CEE5D0B1F9
      IFID links: IFDB
    • Download Asylum.z5 from the IF Archive


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