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
    • Download pytho.blb from the IF Archive

Release TBD

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


General info