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Nothing But Mazes

by Greg Boettcher

Science Fiction
2019

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(based on 7 ratings)
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About the Story

In this large game, you play as Gary Randall, a man who had a heart attack in 2026, was frozen in a cryogenic tube, then revived in 2189 by green aliens from Oo. Humanity bombed itself back to the Iron Age in 2068 and aliens rule the planet now. And these aliens insist that you will play their new interactive fiction game, Nothing But Mazes, which is filled with mazes and death traps. Oh, and you'll die in real life if you die in the game. Doesn't that sound like fun?

[This Introcomp 2006 entry was completed in August 2019.]


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: August 1, 2019
Current Version: 2.01
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 3
Baf's Guide ID: 2918
IFID: TADS3-70C3C1C8ED3EBD39C82D52FECA95173E
TUID: ovbxika0f1e03g6i

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A Sci-Fi Fairy Tale ..., August 11, 2010
by Tristano (Italy)

Nothing But Mazes is a strange piece of IF: there are parts of the story in which the player doesn't really play but reads along, screen after screen. So it's part fiction, part interactive fiction.

Both the game and its language are simple but polished, so it suits also kids. The author has put a great deal of fantasy in the story and I've found it really interesting. As a game, I have to admit that the puzles are quite simple, but I enjoyed them.

The game has sound and hand-drawn graphics (very nice indeed) which add atmosphere to it.

I got to the end of Nothing But Mazes: it's "to be continued". So I hope that Greg Boettcher will bring it to completion because it's worth it.


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