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Mystery of the Dark Manor

by Barrie Eaton and Mark Eaton

Science Fiction

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About the Story

This text adventure game (interactive fiction) was originally written by Barrie Eaton on the Amstrad back in 1992.

YOUR OBJECTIVE: Rumours have spread about an ecentric professor discovering lost treasure not from this world. A dark manor holds the secret!

This Android edition tries hard to keep the original quality of that game, but at the same time provide features available from Android.

Hyperlink assist provides smart context menus as an alternative to using the keyboard.

A graphical inventory system so that you can see and tap what you are carrying.

As such there are 2 styles of play:
1. Play the game just by tapping
2. Play with the more retro style of using the keyboard

An automap will track your location progress. Can easily view by tapping the map icon. Landscape mode will show a minature version of the automap.

Can use gestures. Use arrowheads to move north or south, and use a swipe to move east or west.

Tap on an image to 'look' at your current location.
Tap on the descriptive text to close the keyboard if open.

Speech input is available to issue commands.

Can also have the text read aloud.

Font size can also be adjusted based on small, medium or large.

Also extensively designed for the visually impaired. Have fully tested with Talkback using Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) from start to end with my eyes shut! Type "blind" in game to learn more.

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Page Update History

  v.7: 07-Jun-2014 01:54 - Mark Eaton (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.6: 28-Jul-2012 20:36 - Mark Eaton
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v.5: 28-Jul-2012 20:31 - Mark Eaton
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v.4: 13-Mar-2012 14:29 - GDL
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v.3: 16-Feb-2012 06:20 - Mark Eaton
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v.2: 16-Feb-2012 06:19 - Mark Eaton
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v.1: 16-Feb-2012 06:17 - Mark Eaton
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