Requires a Z-Code interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links.
picture of a paper containing clues (not essential; the text on the paper is found in the game as well)
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About the Story

"Out of the TextFire "12-pack", this is an April's Fool game "demo" all about colours - you need to change the sterile world you're in into a truly blue experience."
[--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

This was never a TextFire game. [---jrw]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 1662
IFID: ZCODE-1-010928-33B4
TUID: fvykwu7cadi6r3fh


32nd Place - 7th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2001)

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>INVENTORY - Paul O'Brian writes about interactive fiction

[I]f Colours sees a post-comp release, it will probably end up as an enjoyable puzzle-box for those who like that kind of thing. In its present incarnation, however, I found that its charm faded quickly into confusion.
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A fascinating but ultimately too obscure game based on colours, July 16, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 2 hours

This game actually reminded me of the new game Niney (in 2017), where you 'become' different things for this people.

This game has you perform a task for 26 different people (not related to the alphabet). However, knowing what you need to do is really, really hard, involving a cryptographic puzzle.

Then the game involves color shifting and sorting, with a cool ending.

The code shows a character named Polly, but I didn't find them.

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