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GC: A Thrashing Parity Bit of the Mind

by Pearl Tsai, Carl de Marcken, and David Baggett


About the Story

Not much plot but filled with ingenious puzzles. Set at MIT, and written for the MIT AI Laboratory Winter Olympics 1994. The first game to use David Baggett's WorldClass library instead of ADV.T.
[blurb from The (Other) TADS Games List version 1.2]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 96
IFID: TADS2-377DFDA86E3E8F81E081D71AEC8B3204
TUID: oapi61oln37cs95o

Off-Site Reviews

MIT inhabitants probably would split their sides laughing when playing it; non-insider surely would find their funny moments there (for me, one of those moments was the "suicidal robot"), but the overall effect naturally would be much weaker. Still, the setting is quite rich (especially for a puzzle-fest), though not the deepest one. By the way, the game comes with a number of "feelies" -- materials from the original competition distribution, and a text file explaining some of the MIT-specific things. It'd be advisable to read them, as well.
-- Valentine Kopteltsev
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v.2: 07-Dec-2008 09:07 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 29-Sep-2007 20:49 - IFDB
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