Cryptozookeeper released

Necrotic Drift and Fallacy of Dawn author Robb Sherwin has finally released his latest piece called Cryptozookeeper.

Sherwin describes the game in an early interview as “basically a cross between Monster Rancher, Zork, and a good call on Coast-to-Coast AM.”

The game can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. It’s a hefty one at around 600MB (mostly because of the graphics and the music files).


Pow. Zoom.

Today I am resurrected to bring some good news from the interactive fiction front.

Andrew “Zarf” Plotkin’s Hadean Lands project on Kickstarter has went over the top in, as he himself reported it, Day 1. Seriously.

There’s some interesting discussion going on over at Emily Short’s blog, too.

Rude awakening

Barely awake from suspended animation, you sense the ship is about to crash. Your other companion isn’t as lucky; you find him slumped down on the floor, lifeless. Inside the cockpit, the pilot, who also happens to be your captain, is skewered to his seat with a long steel rod, unable to move. The console for steering the ship is blown. Still a bit groggy, you work your way to the other console and try to lift the ship – but it will not cooperate. What do you do?

That is how Morningstar begins.
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