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Leadlight Gamma

by Wade Clarke profile


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About the Story

15-year-old Belinda Nettle is studying at Linville Girls High School in Australia's Blue Mountains. After falling asleep in the library one afternoon, she wakes from her mundane existence into a nightmare. Her classmates are transformed, nameless terrors seek her out across the schoolgrounds, and traps and tricks threaten her life at every turn.

Can you help Belinda survive this terror-filled night and solve its mysteries? And will there be a new day?

Leadlight Gamma is a Glulx port of Wade Clarke's 2010 survival horror / interactive fiction / retrocoded combat RPG adventure Leadlight. Leadlight Gamma brings the game to modern platforms with new features, content and accessibility. At its core is a faithful port of the 8-bit Apple II version of Leadlight, meaning a game played in one version can be compared to a game played in the other.

Features new to Leadlight Gamma include:

- A graphic automap and customisable game interface
- Playalong tutorial mode
- Unlockable extra content, behind-the-scenes tour mode and easter eggs
- Gallery of artworks from the original Leadlight
- Original soundtrack and in-game music player (music also downloadable separately)
- Accessibility mode for vision-impaired players. Leadlight Gamma has a screen reader mode (not yet supported on Macs) and includes text descriptions of all standalone images (all platforms)
- Complete reference manual available in-game
- Game is desktop-friendly and also iDevice-friendly (via the Frotz app)

Game Details

Off-Site Reviews

Adventure Gamers

Leadlight Gamma is a solidly fun game. Yes, the combat is too repetitive, and can make replaying the game more tedious than it needs to be. And the soundtrack feels superfluous and inaccessible, when it could have been integrated into the gameplay itself. But overall the terse, stylised prose and the delightfully gruesome setting sets the stage for an enjoyable horror game of ridiculous deaths and well-designed puzzles. If you're in the mood for an accessible retro text adventure-RPG hybrid that will amuse you for a good few hours, then definitely pick it up.
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Gamerz Unite

Verdict: BUY!
Overall Score: 7/10

Overall, the game is a text adventure win in my book, especially for $4.00. If you're a fan of old-school text adventure games, Leadlight Gamma is surely recommended. You'll receive a creative horror story stuffed with puzzles, surprises, and tons of varied death.
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Page Update History

  v.15: 15-Jul-2023 23:46 - JTN (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.14: 26-Aug-2022 10:13 - Wade Clarke
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v.13: 03-Aug-2022 15:19 - Wade Clarke
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v.12: 26-May-2022 08:24 - Wade Clarke
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v.11: 02-Feb-2022 00:56 - Wade Clarke
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v.10: 10-Sep-2021 01:08 - Wade Clarke
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v.9: 23-Jul-2021 06:17 - Wade Clarke
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v.8: 18-Aug-2020 07:05 - Wade Clarke
v.7: 18-Aug-2020 07:05 - Wade Clarke
v.6: 18-Aug-2020 07:04 - Wade Clarke
v.5: 18-Aug-2020 07:01 - Wade Clarke
v.4: 18-Aug-2020 06:58 - Wade Clarke
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v.3: 08-Jun-2015 07:47 - Wade Clarke
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v.2: 07-Jun-2015 18:59 - dutchmule
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v.1: 09-Apr-2015 10:50 - Wade Clarke
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