All Hope Abandon

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XYZZY Awards 2005
Finalist - Best Game, Best Story, Best Setting, Best NPCs,
Best Individual Puzzle, Best Individual NPC
All Hope Abandon
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Author(s) Eric Eve
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) 07-May-2005
Authoring system TADS 3
Platform(s) TADS 3
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Cruelty scale Cruelty to be determined

How It Begins

You might be anyone (probably male) attending the keynote address "Rolling Away the Misconceived Stone: Structural Semiotic Signification in Mark 16:1-8" at the 14th Annual PANTS Conference, but it's obvious to you that the speaker, Professor Wortschlachter, doesn't know what he's talking about. Your mind wanders to the attractive blonde woman sitting a few rows ahead. (FLASHBACK: You met her briefly in the breakfast queue this morning and exchanged pleasantries.) Back at the conference, you feel a twinge from your chest. Unable to leave or even speak, the twinge gets worse until you black out. That's when you remember the woman's name: Felicity Hope.

You regain awareness in a grey limbo. You are empty-handed and looking pallid and insubstantial. You trudge "north" towards a faint orange glow until you reach Hell's Gate. A demon is chiseling off the inscription "ABANDON HOPE ALL YE THAT ENTER HERE" and a notice posted on the gate says that Hell is closed for demythologization.

Notable Features


Version 1

Version 1.06

Version 2

Version 3

Version 4

Online demo

A re-implementation of the opening part of the game in Inform 7, created to allow playing on a web page (via a Java applet) before on-line TADS-3 play was possible.

"This is a demonstration version of All Hope Abandon, which allows the opening of the game to be played through a web browser over the Internet. The full version is about five or six times longer. This demonstration version (written in Inform 7 to allow it to be played over the Internet) tries to stay as faithful as possible to the original full version (written in TADS 3), but there are a few small differences, and one or two minor features of the full game not implemented in this demonstration."


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