If sound problems, run with LUNATIX /Q. If mouse problems, LUNATIX /M. If graphics problems, LUNATIX /T. See README.​TXT for additional parms (handy for running right on some Windows systems). *
MS-DOS Application
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compatible with QuickBASIC 4.​5
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Requires an AdvSys interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links.
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Lunatix - The Insanity Circle

by Mike Snyder profile

Surreal / Slice of Life

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About the Story

"The escapes continue. The patients are out of control. The asylum is terribly understaffed. As Dr. Hammer (the hospital administrator) you must uncover the truth about the so-called "Insanity Circle" in the midst of this unending chaos." [--blurb from Competition '99]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 1999
Current Version: 1.1
License: Freeware
Development System: QuickBASIC
Baf's Guide ID: 560
IFID: Unknown
TUID: xt96319ebnlsh0l2

Off-Site Reviews

>INVENTORY - Paul O'Brian writes about interactive fiction

[T]he story and puzzles aren't great, but they aren't terrible either. Unfortunately, the combination of fair-to-middling plot with really-irritating parser makes the game less fun to play than it should be. See, (he said, mounting his soapbox) an IF game is a fusion of parser and story. The beauty of the modern IF languages is that they have freed designers from most of the hassle of worrying about the parser, allowing them to focus the bulk of their creative energy on the story. When a game eschews these time-tested solutions, it doesn't just double its work, but increases it exponentially. Lunatix, strong as it is, isn't quite up to the task.
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