The Great Xavio

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IF Comp 2004
11th of 36
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XYZZY Awards 2004
Finalist - Best Individual NPC

The Great Xavio
A Todd and Hagerston Mystery
Copyright (c) 2004 by Reese Warner.

The Great Xavio
Author(s) Reese Warner
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) 01-Oct-2004
Authoring system Inform 6
Platform(s) Z-code 5
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Cruelty scale Cruelty to be determined

How It Begins

"You’d been soundly sleeping, comfortably, soundly sleeping, when Dr. Todd called. He’s your thesis adviser, and as such, he holds unconscionable power over you, which he uses for, well, whatever he likes, really. “Hagerston,” he’d said. (You do have a first name, but no, nobody ever uses it.) 'You do think it’s important we apply our brains in a logical way, and not yield to mumbo-jumbo and mystification?' You acknowledged this was true. With Dr. Todd, a bad idea. The result was you agreed to meet him in front of the Hotel Farfalla at 3 AM. There was some reason, perfectly logical according to Dr. Todd, for this request, but you can’t for the life of you now remember what it was."

Notable Features


Release 1 (Competition version)

Release 3 (Post-comp version)

  • The Great Xavio (Reese Warner; Z-code 5).
    • Release 3 / Serial number 041204 / Inform v6.21 Library 6/10
    • IFID: ZCODE-3-041204-E92E
      IFID links: IFDB
    • Download GreatXavio.z5 from the IF Archive. The story file.


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