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Castaway

by Conrad Knopf

Treasure Hunt
1986

About the Story

You are shipwrecked in the Pacific. Slowly you drift through the fog until you find a deserted island. There you find countless treasures, but they are worthless if you cannot return to civilization. Will you be able to get off the island? (Introductory)


Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Former shareware
Development System: GW-BASIC
Baf's Guide ID: 39
IFID: MZ-53305C005D1D86A27D2C87748F8AA6E8
TUID: s1r5mnwjbexdk746

Off-Site Reviews

SPAG
The mixing of the rescue theme with the treasure hunt theme produces some bizarre results. Though you will probably spot the ship a few moves after landing, you will avoid signalling it until you've gotten all the treasures. In real life you'd be much more concerned that the ship might leave. [...]

Castaway is not up to scratch by 1995 standards, but one must remember that it was written in the pre GAGS/LADS/AGT/TADS/Inform days of 1986. Under the circumstances, putting out any shareware text game at all was an impressive feat.

-- Graeme Cree
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  v.4: 26-Feb-2021 21:16 - David Welbourn (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.3: 13-Apr-2013 14:45 - Edward Lacey
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v.2: 10-May-2011 19:23 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 29-Sep-2007 20:49 - IFDB
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