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Originally developed by Rod Underwood in 1980 on Cambridge University’s Phoenix mainframe computer, it was later ported to the BBC Micro by Peter Killworth in 1984. This is one of the rarest and most difficult of the Phoenix games. Apparently, the original mainframe game has been lost and the only playable version remains Killworth’s port. Below is the blurb from the BBC Micro packaging:
World of Spectrum
The innocent box containing the adventure informs you that this is a game suitable for advanced adventurers. I have a suspicion that the word should be "masochistic" adventurers. Unlike Acheton, Quondam contains an endless variety of nasty endings for the unwary. Don't bother looking for problems in this game, they will find you.
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