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Veritas

by James T. Reese

Collegiate
1995

(based on 6 ratings)
2 reviews

About the Story

"Before you can graduate from Harvard in this game, you must complete a scavenger hunt that takes you through a labyrinth of food tunnels, the Harvard Lampoon headquarters, library stacks, and other noteworthy spots on campus." (author's blurb, from The (Other) TADS Games List, version 1.2)


Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 2.2
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 231
IFIDs:  TADS2-03E29379CD6D5CA786C65B07D80F3CEC
TADS2-B87AE9152ED90A1B6E171C9D83FF2733
TUID: phnv25a48no14tja

Editorial Reviews

Baf's Guide


A scavenger hunt set at Harvard - supposedly a graduation requirement - with treasures ranging from a picture of yourself to a Gutenberg Bible. The campus is chiefly explored via underground service tunnels. Accurate where it's accurate, whimsical where it's not. Has some good flash-of-insight puzzles and a fair degree of detail. Also has some death without warning and one sequence that you cannot reasonably expect to get through without learning from your death. Features a false maze and hints from characters in the game.

-- Carl Muckenhoupt

Xyzzy News
If you hate red herrings, be forewarned: probably one-third of the items in "Veritas" are there for nothing but atmosphere, but they do a terrific job of providing that -- I feel like I came away from the game with a decent understanding of Harvard culture, and even Cambridge geography.
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