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Story File *
Contains zebulon.gam
Requires a TADS interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links.
Story File *
original competition entry
Requires a TADS interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links.
ROT-13 encoded hints
* Compressed with ZIP. Free Unzip tools are available for most systems at www.info-zip.org.

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Uncle Zebulon's Will

by Magnus Olsson


About the Story

Your eccentric Uncle Zebulon considered himself a wizard, and was rumoured to be very wealthy. But when he died, he only left you one single object in his will... Winner in the TADS division of the First Annual IF Competition, 1995.

Game Details

Off-Site Reviews

The main impression I had of the game was that it was a very solid piece of work. There were no bugs, all the pieces of the plot fitted together smoothly, the hook at the start was intriguing, and the ending was good, though not as much of a surprise as it should perhaps have been.

There were various aspects that disappointed. Apart from the one-object restriction, which was excellent despite needing a completely gratuitous demon to enforce it, the puzzles seemed a bit pedestrian. There are four objects hidden in obvious places and *two* puzzles involving collecting a set of related objects.
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The good thing about this game is, if you have collected the wrong objects, it is just a matter of going back for the correct ones. There is no sealing up of any part of the game except for the final scene, and even then, you have the option of using the UNDO command.
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