Story File
Z-machine (compiled from Ruins.​inf source using Inform 6.​33)
For all systems. To play, you'll need a Z-Machine Interpreter with Blorb support - visit Brass Lantern for download links.
I6 source for the Inform Ruins game from the DM4; assembled by Roger Firth.
TADS3 source for a TADS port of the Inform Ruins game from the DM4; port by Eric Eve.
(Compressed with ZIP. Free Unzip tools are available for most systems at
source for a IAGE port of the Inform Ruins game from the DM4; port by R. Rawson-Tetley.

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Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: July 1, 2001
Current Version: 1.0
License: Freeware
Baf's Guide ID: 2909
IFID: Unknown
TUID: rnsj9vbk0ewwip61

Referenced in Sell-Out, by Jake Wildstrom


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