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balances.blb
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Balances.z5
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Balances.inf
Inform 6 source code.
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by David Welbourn

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Balances

by Graham Nelson

Zorkian
1994

About the Story

"A homage to Infocom's Enchanter Trilogy, at the same time showing some of the things that Inform is capable of doing." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]


Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 5
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 28
IFIDs:  ZCODE-5-961216-A7BC
GLULX-5-961216-D9CE7EE9
TUID: x6ne0bbd2oqm6h3a

Makes reference to Spellbreaker, by Dave Lebling

Off-Site Reviews

SPAG
The Game That Wasn't / The Little Demo That Could
If this game is "nothing but a demo," then it is certainly one of the most ambitious and playable demos ever written; the fact that so many people played it as a game, never noticed the demo aspect, started criticizing it as any other game, and seemed to have difficulty believing the author when he told them it was just a demo, makes a very clear point. On the other hand, some aspects of the game, which would be serious flaws had it been intended as a game, are quite natural in a demo, at least in retrospect - but we're of course all blessed with 20/20 hindsight. Be that as it may: game or demo, "Balances" is in many ways a very attractive piece of IF, with great charm.
-- Magnus Olsson
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Page Update History

  v.7: 23-Aug-2020 00:16 - Zape (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.6: 26-May-2018 02:48 - David Welbourn
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v.5: 04-May-2018 14:30 - Doug Orleans
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v.4: 09-Apr-2013 13:06 - Edward Lacey
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v.3: 05-Apr-2008 14:35 - Emily Short
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v.2: 01-Mar-2008 06:14 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 29-Sep-2007 20:49 - IFDB
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