Gnu in the Zoo.zblorb
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Gnu in the Zoo

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About the Story

The powerful sun radiating down from the endless blue sky. Vast empty wilderness for as far as the eye can see. Running through the glorious scrubby grasslands, running, running, running free...

The flash of a patent leather boot. A net coming down over your head. Cold. Why is it suddenly so very cold?

You are a gnu, in a zoo. You wake up in the middle of the night to find the gate to your enclosure open. Is tonight the night you will make your bid for freedom?

This game is loosely inspired by software freedom and licensing (and Flanders and Swann), but don't let that put you off.

[UPDATE 2016-03-31: Release 3 has been published, fixing many bugs present in Release 2.]

[UPDATE 2016-05-18: An interactive walkthrough is now available.]

Game Details

Language: English (en-GB)
First Publication Date: January 23, 2011
Current Version: 3
License: MIT Expat
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: 70148D32-F7F6-11DF-AF01-719CEEF11B55
TUID: n4j6siv2qsgtclb


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