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IF Comp 2002
26th of 38

The Bastard Operator from Hell
BOFH:Interactive Fiction Edition.
BOFH is Copyright (c) Simon Travaglia and is used with Permission.
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Inform Story File Copyright (c) 2002 Howard A. Sherman All Rights Reserved.

The Bastard Operator from Hell
Author(s) Howard A. Sherman
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) 2002
Authoring system Inform 6
Platform(s) Z-code 5
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Cruelty scale Cruelty to be determined

How It Begins

You are a new Bastard Operator From Hell, recently granted the title by the Grand Bastard in London. Now back in America, you must carry out your Bastardly duties: to make life an utter hell for every clueless computer user you encounter. You start your tenure in your office, dubbed "Mission Control", and are carrying a travel request form, a swipe card, and a Cattle Prod.


Release 2 (Competition release)

Release 8 (Post-comp release)

  • The Bastard Operator from Hell (Howard A. Sherman; 2003; Z-code 5).
    • Release 8 / Serial number 030202 / Inform v6.21 Library 6/10
    • IFID: ZCODE-8-030202-11EA
      IFID links: IFDB
    • Download bofh.z5 from the IF Archive. Story file.


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