Pytho's Mask

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XYZZY Awards 2001
Finalist - Best Game, Best Individual Puzzle, Best Setting, Best Story, Best Writing
Pytho's Mask
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Author(s) Emily Short
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) Feb-2001
Authoring system Inform 6
Platform(s) Z-code 8 and Glulx
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Cruelty scale Cruelty to be determined

How It Begins

A Mysterious Man invites you to a party, The Order of the Phoenix, of which you're a member, orders you to attend and gather information from one of their men on the inside, the Court Physician.

Notable Features

Multiple-Choice Conversation System


Release 1

  • Pytho's Mask (Emily Short; Feb-2001; Z-code 8).
    • Release 1 / Serial number 010201 / Inform v6.15 Library 6/10
    • IFID: ZCODE-1-010201-BC38
      IFID links: IFDB
    • SmoochieComp entry. (This competition did not rank their entries.)
    • XYZZY Awards 2001: Winner of Best NPCs.
      Also finalist for Best Game, Best Individual Puzzle (switching the glasses), Best Setting, Best Story, and Best Writing.
    • Download from the IF Archive - All the games from SmoochieComp. The story file for this game is pytho.z8.

Release 3

  • Pytho's Mask (Emily Short; 2002; Z-code 8).
    • Release 3 / Serial number 020223 / Inform v6.15 Library 6/10
    • IFID: ZCODE-3-020223-8099
      IFID links: IFDB
    • Download pytho.z8 from the IF Archive

Glulx Release 4

  • Pytho's Mask (Emily Short; 2002; Glulx).
    • Release 4 / Serial number 020223 / Inform v6.21(G0.36) Library 6/10
    • IFID: GLULX-4-020223-848CB0F8
      IFID links: IFDB
    • This has identical content to the .z8 release 3. It uses Glulx windowing to move conversation menus to the bottom of the screen rather than using the status window, so it may be more attractive to most players; the .z8 version may be more accessible with a screen reader.
    • Download pytho.blb from the IF Archive

Release TBD

Pytho's Mask is also included on the IF Promotional CD, July 2005 Edition.


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