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The Meteor, the Stone and a Long Glass of Sherbet

by Graham Nelson (as Angela M. Horns)

Cave crawl/Zorkian

About the Story

Another day wasted as guest of the Empress, a wretchedly long tour of the breath-taking Boreal Falls, conducted as ever by the Lady Amilia. As if she weren't bad enough, an honour guard of soldiers, their breast-plates red in the setting sun, march ahead of the procession and protect you from seeing anything unrehearsed. It's a dog's life being an Ambassador.
[--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 189
IFIDs:  ZCODE-1-960928-ED0E
TUID: 273o81yvg64m4pkz

Off-Site Reviews

[Reviews by John Wood, C.E. Forman, Magnus Olsson and Duncan Stevens]
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>INVENTORY - Paul O'Brian writes about interactive fiction

I was very impressed with Sherbet, a highly inventive adventure which puts yet another imaginative spin on the Zork mythos. The game’s prose is at a very high level of quality, its world is very well-designed, and several aspects of the documentation (the context-sensitive hints and the diplomatic “briefing”) were very well done indeed. [...] Sherbet was a truly excellent piece of work — well-plotted with clever puzzles, a strong sense of unfolding narrative, and rife with the pleasures of revisiting an old friend in a new context.
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