Countdown 3 - the Mind

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Science Fiction
Countdown 3 - the Mind
Author(s) Ben Croshaw
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) 18-Jan-2007
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 Merciful

How It Begins

It's February 3rd, AD 2386. You are a courier, carrying a parcel, standing in the lobby of the New Delhi Mental Hospital. Earlier, you met a weirdo in tattered red rags in an alley. He gave you a thick wad of cash and told you, in his oddly charismatic voice, to deliver his parcel here, and that there would be further instructions when you arrived.

Trivia and Comments

  • This is the third part of a trilogy of text adventure games. The trilogy was a build-up to the release of a graphical adventure game 6 Days A Sacrifice, the final part of the 5 Days a Stranger series.
  • The player only gets an overview of what is an extensive backstory. This game (and the rest of the Countdown series) continues a storyline begun in Croshaw's freeware amateur graphical adventure 5 Days a Stranger, continued in 7 Days a Skeptic and Trilby's Notes, and concluded in 6 Days a Sacrifice.


Release 1

  • Countdown 3 - the Mind (Ben Croshaw as "Yahtzee"; 18-Jan-2007; Z-code).
    • Release 1 / Serial number 070110 / Inform 7 build 4B91 (I6/v6.31 lib 6/11N)
    • IFID: 5FF9DC81-8924-11DB-88B0-00902790B6B8
      IFID links: IFDB
    • Download from the author's website.




Countdown series by Ben Croshaw
Countdown 1 - the Body
Countdown 2 - the Soul
Countdown 3 - the Mind