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IFID HUGO-31-4D-76-01-05-12 correspond to v0.​51 and HUGO-31-32-35-01-04-12 to v0.​50
Teleport Test *
Contains teleport.hex
The Full Teleport Test game download (about 1.​1 mb) Is updated to version 0.​51
Requires a Hugo interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links.
Teleport Test
This is the program only if you have the Zip file or don't care about the sounds. It is the latest upgrade to version 0.​51 to fix errors in version 0.​5
Requires a Hugo interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links.
teleport.zip *
Contains teleport.hex
This is the older version (0.​5).
Requires a Hugo interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links.
Source to Teleport Test *
Complete set of sources to the Teleport Test game. You don't need to download this - it's about 3 meg - unless you want to figure out how the game works or want to borrow something from it for a game of your own.
Requires a Hugo interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links.
* Compressed with ZIP. Free Unzip tools are available for most systems at www.info-zip.org.

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Teleport Test

by Viridian Development Corporation (Paul Robinson)

Episode 1 of Tales of Zenith
Science Fiction

(based on 1 rating)
1 review

About the Story

You're trapped in an adventure game and want to escape. To do so, you have to smash the gas meter in the start room. How do you do that? Well, that's the point of the game!

While this puzzle provides a reasonable game in and of itself, the real purpose was to demonstrate the creation of a teleporter, in one of four flavors.

This game demonstrates the use of a teleporter to go to (1) any room in the game, (2) only to rooms marked as incoming teleporters, (3) only to rooms marked as outgoing teleporter pads, or (4) to rooms marked as either an incoming or outgoing teleporter.

Don't forget to read the meters!

Has been updated to Version 0.51 to fix errors reported in 0.5

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In The Matter of
New Game: Teleport Test
This is a demonstration game with a puzzle to solve, but the main purpose is the introduction of the teleporter, where you can go to any room in the game, only to teleporters which are incoming, outgoing, or either.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Basically successful experiment, January 8, 2012
by strivenword (Utica, New York)

The purpose of this game is to demonstrate how a teleportation system can be implemented in Hugo, a coding topic that has been discussed for years on a thread on the Hugo discussion board. Yet, Teleporter Test does still fully deserve to be called a game in its own right, and not only a programming exercise.

As a game, Teleporter Test presents a moderately challenging puzzle. A large part of the solution involves wandering around a (literally) nondescript grid, which I found to be neither very interesting nor very tedious. There are two more varied regions accessible from the grid; the separation of these two areas is part of the puzzle. The grid serves a similar function to mazes in classic IF, except that this grid is not random and does not require much of a method to solve. Finding the two other regions did produce a slight sense of explorative adventure. Interestingly, there is also an outdoor area with an infinite (self-looping) exit, much like the classic Adventure opening.

Unfortunately, the Adventure-like outdoor area is not where the game begins. In service of the experiment, Teleporter Test starts in a deliberately incongruous demonstration area where three room showcase the capabilities of the teleportation system. These room have nothing to do with the puzzle in the main area in the game, but they can be used to teleport into any of the rooms of the grid and surrounding areas. Doing so seems more like a feature than like cheating, since a mechanism is in in place that kills the player for teleporting into the one room where premature entry could break the puzzle. Studying the teleportation system provides insight into the puzzle, making the two incongruous elements of game vs. experiment seem at least a little unified.

Although Teleporter Test does deserve to be called a game, it is not a story. There is no story at all, not even an implied one behind the setting. The main "game" portion has some atmosphere, but no real development or world-building. Even the mechanic of teleportation, so important to the whole work, has no explanation in terms of the setting, so that the game really can't justify calling itself science fiction.

Still, Teleporter Test is short and basically satisfying. I believe that players who enjoy classic puzzle-based text adventures and dungeon crawls could enjoy this project as a game, apart from its purpose as an experiment and demonstration.

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