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Secret of the Starry Depths

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About the Story

Secret of the starry depths is a very short game about a wannabe cave explorer who discovers that when things seem too easy, there's usually a reason. It was originally a demo for the experimental authoring system Adventure Prompt, but when the latter proved to be a dead end, the game was adapted for the Z-Machine and parser-based gameplay.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Artistic License 2.0
Development System: Custom, Inform 6
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFIDs:  1082E865-3FD0-46F5-B7F1-AC904EB57162
TUID: yqpysrld1p16we16


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