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The Elysium Enigma

by Eric Eve profile

Science Fiction

About the Story

It was meant to be a routine visit on behalf of the imperial government, just to remind the settlers that the Empire hadn't forgotten them, and if you stick rigidly to the letter of your orders and refuse to use either your eyes or your initiative that's all it'll be. But with an interstellar war brewing in the background, you'd be wise not to take anything for granted.

Game Details

Language: English (en-GB)
Current Version: 2.01
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 3
Baf's Guide ID: 2943
IFID: 81702977-39AB-348D-B914-E4422DDDFD83
TUID: qpecxgjpxnvw50xq

Off-Site Reviews

But let me place my complaints aside to state again that Elysium is a brilliant piece of work. It does not attempt to radically, explicitly innovate for the sake of mere cleverness, but rather molds its form to its function of providing the player with a fun, immersive interactive story. Even the writing does not call attention to itself, but flows fluidly and cleanly out of the way of the story. The game stands as my personal favorite of a very strong year, and I am happy to see the XYZZY voters recognize it. If you are reading this review to find out if you should play it... Yes, you should.
-- Jimmy Maher
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Jay Is Games
The Elysium Enigma is a sci-fi themed game with a complex, interwoven plot filled with danger and espionage.
-- JohnB
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Page Update History

  v.7: 01-Jun-2022 03:24 - blue/green (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.6: 05-May-2013 08:43 - Edward Lacey
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v.5: 19-Apr-2013 14:40 - Edward Lacey
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v.4: 19-May-2012 14:06 - Eric Eve
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v.3: 29-Apr-2009 18:16 - Dave Chapeskie
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v.2: 11-Oct-2008 09:42 - Eriorg
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:49 - IFDB
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