The Elysium Enigma

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Science Fiction
Outer space
Outer space
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IF Comp 2006
3rd of 43
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XYZZY Awards 2006
Best Game and Best Individual NPC
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XYZZY Awards 2006
Finalist - Best Story and Best Puzzles
The Elysium Enigma
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Author(s) Eric Eve
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) 30-Sep-2006
Authoring system TADS 3
Platform(s) TADS 3
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Cruelty scale Polite

How It Begins

Notable Features

  • It's possible to win the game with only 13 points (out of 30), or even 12 on a second or subsequent playthrough, but you will miss much of the plot and puzzles. The game was presumably designed this way to be longer than the average IF Comp game, but still be winnable within two hours.
  • NPCs are important in the game, especially the conversation, which uses the ASK/TELL method and a TOPICS command that lists which topics are currently available.


Competition version (Version 1.3 (2006-09-09))

Post-Comp release (Version 2.01)