Countdown 1 - the Body
|Countdown 1 - the Body|
|Authoring system||Inform 7|
How It Begins
August 18th, 1779. You are Jack Frehorn, carrying nothing. You are in the "harpsichord room" of your home, which now only contains a decorative end table bearing a bottle of rum, curtainless windows, the stairs up, a trapdoor down, and the door that leads outside. The cursed harpsichord you smashed on that horrible day, just over a year ago.
On July 28th, 1778, you murdered your greatest friend Wilbur with a gun and then butchered the body with an axe. At the grave, you pleaded for your life when a mysterious figure in black appeared. Satisfied, he disappeared. Exactly a year later, the Tall Man returned with instructions from his foetid master. Now, twenty-one days later, you will complete those instructions.
Trivia and Comments
- This is the first part of a trilogy of text adventure games to be released shortly. The trilogy is intended as a build-up to the release of a graphical adventure game which will be the fourth part of the 5 Days a Stranger series.
- The player only gets an overview of what is an extensive backstory. This game (and the rest of the Countdown series) continues a storyline begun in Croshaw's freeware amateur graphical adventure 5 Days a Stranger and continued in 7 Days a Skeptic and Trilby's Notes.
- Countdown 1 - the Body (Ben Croshaw as "Yahtzee"; 04-Jan-2007; Z-code 5).
- Fully Ramblomatic.com - Announced in the blog entry for 4/1/07: Counting Down.