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by Chris Klimas

Science Fiction/Slice of life

About the Story

You see, when the scientists had thought that the only smallpox around was in a very very small box kept securely closed, they were wrong. When you come into the clinic today, seven people have already died. A nurse is missing. He's probably gone, too. You think that his name was Simon. You are a doctor at Mercy Hospital, euthanizing people that suffer from smallpox. Long ago, you have stopped caring, about anything. Or have you?
[--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: August 30, 1997
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 450
IFID: ZCODE-2-980217-C60E
TUID: r2vshl7noxxpjma4

Off-Site Reviews


Chris Klimas says that he hopes "Mercy" is something new in the interactive fiction universe. I don't know if that's true or not, but it certainly was a breath of fresh air for me to play and it clearly is different. I love the feelings it stirs in me, the disturbing moodiness that hangs over the whole thing, the "love story", as it were... I kinda wish he'd kept it until the competition. It would have grabbed *my* highest rating.
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This is certainly a "different" game which drew me into the storyline very early in the piece. The puzzles are relatively easy and the game is played mainly for the story it tells. It is a relatively short game with approximately 30 locations. There are many different ways to get to your destination [...] The ending varies too, depending on your actions.
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