Requires an ADRIFT version 3.8 interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links.
Requires an ADRIFT version 3.8 interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links.
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by Bruce Davis


About the Story

"After finishing with some afternoon fishing, you notice some rather dark and menacing clouds have snuck up on you. While preparing to head back to port, the wind picks up and jagged streaks of lightning stab the sky. A heavy rain begins to pelt you. The waves grow stronger and threaten to dump you in the raging ocean.

Dark clouds drift overhead and the ocean swirls angrily around the boat. You can barely make out anything in front of you.

Despite your attempts to keep the boat upright, a huge wave hits you and dumps you into the raging ocean. You plunge deep into the water and everything is confusion. You can't tell up from down as you struggle to make your way to the surface. You see what appears to be an island and use all your strength to swim towards it. After struggling with the surf, you pull yourself onto a beach. Tired and with muscles aching, you black out and sleep for what seems like hours.............

And when you wake up, you don't know where you are. Some kind of island, but you can't see or hear anything to indicate it's inhabited. One thing is clear though. You must somehow get off this speck in the middle of the ocean." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: ADRIFT
Baf's Guide ID: 764
IFID: ADRIFT-380-67C07A98A5F42EC686427A63835A29E3
TUID: 9vmsdpkz7h1nkq6q

Off-Site Reviews

You are free to explore the island in this traditional type game. It was nice to see a game with a different colour scheme (I've been playing too many Z Code games). [...] Marooned is nothing new or special, but fun anyway, despite its low ranking in the IF Competition.
-- Dorothy Millard
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>INVENTORY - Paul O'Brian writes about interactive fiction

The premise of the game was fine, but it's hampered by severe design problems, as well as the more fundamental weaknesses of the ADRIFT interface. All in all, I'd rather play Guess the Verb again.
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Page Update History

  v.6: 07-May-2022 00:05 - Paul O'Brian (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.5: 25-Mar-2013 07:14 - Edward Lacey
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v.4: 27-Apr-2009 10:12 - Eriorg
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v.3: 29-Apr-2008 12:25 - Paul O'Brian
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v.2: 27-Feb-2008 23:26 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:47 - IFDB
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