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original competition entry
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Guard Duty

by Jason F. Finx

Cave crawl/Zorkian/Satire
1999

About the Story

"Another night, another job guarding a treasure-laden underground lair against ransacking adventurers..." [--blurb from Competition '99]


Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 514
IFIDs:  ZCODE-1-991231-E2E2
ZCODE-1-990930-D879
TUID: fssgocb2swnmrdod

Off-Site Reviews

>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

Wow, now that's really too bad. As with The Water Bird, I knew that there was a fatal bug in Guard Duty before I started playing it. I didn't know what that bug was. Turns out the game crashes as soon as you take inventory. This crash occurs with both Frotz and Jzip. It doesn't occur with Evin Robertson's Nitfol interpreter, though that interpreter will spit a lot of errors at you during crash-worthy occasions unless you turn on its "ignore" function. So that gave me a decision to make. Do I rate the game based on its ability to function under my traditional interpreters of choice, or do I download a new interpreter, set it to ignore all errors, and play through the game (or as much as can be played) that way? I chose the former.
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Page Update History

  v.3: 02-May-2008 12:30 - Paul O'Brian (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
Changed external review links
v.2: 27-Feb-2008 21:40 - David Welbourn
Changed description
v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:48 - IFDB
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