The Gerbil Riot of '67

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The Gerbil Riot of '67
Author(s) Simon Avery
Publisher(s) Wow Software
The Guild
Release date(s) 1991?
Authoring system The Quill, TADS 2, Inform 6
Platform(s) Amstrad CPC, Commodore, Spectrum, MS-DOS, Z-code
Language(s) English
License(s) Former commercial
Color effects TBD
Graphics none
Sound/Music TBD
Cruelty scale Cruelty to be determined

How It Begins


Amstrad CPC version (original version)

  • The Gerbil Riot of '67 (Simon Avery, publisher: Wow Software; 1991?; Amstrad CPC).
    • Note: I'm not sure about the release date. Various sources, including Baf's Guide, say 1988; but Wow Software didn't exist at the time, and the MS-DOS (TADS 2) version says: "It was originally written on an Amstrad CPC 464 circa 1988 and released commercially through WoW Software". (It also says "Copyright 1991-1994", although the source code comments say "Copyright 1992-1994".) So I think that the game was created, but not released, in c. 1988, and only released in 1991 or 1992 by Wow Software; but it's also possible that it was released as freeware in c. 1988 and released commercially only later... --Eriorg 09:08, 24 July 2009 (PDT)
    • Programmed with The Quill.
    • Beta-testing by Lorna Paterson.
    • IFID wanted. (Please replace this line with a babel template.)
    • Download at NVG.

Commodore port

Spectrum port

MS-DOS port

  • The Gerbil Riot of '67 (porter: Simon Avery; 1994; MS-DOS).
    • Programmed with TADS 2.
    • Beta-testing by Jean Childs.
    • Was released as shareware in 1994 and as public domain on October 17, 2000.
    • IFID wanted. (Please replace this line with a babel template.)
    • Download from the author's Github. Public domain version (with the password in the README.1ST file).
    • Download from the IF Archive. Shareware version (the password isn't included).
    • Download TADS 2 source code from the author's Github.

Z-code port