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IF Comp 2005
26th of 36
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XYZZY Awards 2005
Finalist - Best Puzzles
Author(s) Elisabeth Polli and Sarah Clelland
Publisher(s) {{{publisher}}}
Release date(s) 2005
Authoring system Inform 6
Platform(s) Glulx
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Color effects none
Graphics required
Sound/Music optional
Cruelty scale Merciful

How it Begins

You are a student doctor on your first day at St. Jude's Hospital; you have been assigned four patients, and will have to diagnose their conditions by talking to and examining them. You are standing in the hospital's main reception, wearing a white coat (containing assorted medical equipment), and carrying a piece of paper and a stethoscope.

Notable Features

  • The authors were medical students at the time of authorship, and the game was intended for people with a similar level of anatomical and diagnostic knowledge; in particular, anatomical terms are frequently used without clarification. Players without medical training should be prepared to do a lot of research.
  • Requires the use of a great many non-standard commands.
  • Sets an unlikely-to-be-equalled record for most body parts per NPC.


Competition Release

  • Cheiron (Elisabeth Polli and Sarah Clelland; Oct 2005; Glulx).
    • Release 1 / Serial number 050929 / Inform v6.21(G0.36) Library 6/10 SD
    • IFID wanted. (Please replace this line with a babel template.)
    • Files: cheiron.blb (2.32 MB; [1] download])


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