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About the Story
Blackbeard's Island is the only commercial game released by Greg Miller. Eric Nelson helped design the game, and Greg's sister Pamela Dawn Miller drew the graphics.
Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Commercial (Out of Print)
Development System: Custom
Forgiveness Rating: Cruel
Gaming After 40
Adventure of the Week - Blackbeard's Island (1984)
Tom Mix Software did not publish many graphic adventures, and this was a one-off by the creative team as well. It opens with a bit of historical information about Edward Teach, the infamous pirate Blackbeard, but then drops us into traditional adventure territory as we, as a ne'er-do-well rich kid, are challenged to hunt for his treasure and a way off the island, as its volcano threatens to erupt.
Blackbeard's Island is an old-school design with a sense of humor, and it's fairly challenging. I suspect playtesting was limited -- there's a major game-breaking bug at large, and the logic and parser are obstinate on numerous occasions. But it's playable and I enjoyed the experience, frustrating as it was at times.
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