Windows PC Edition (2020)
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Requires a TADS interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links.
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The Golden Fleece

by Jim MacBrayne

Cave crawl/Mythological

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About the Story

Originally published as a HiSoft BASIC game for Commodore Amiga in 1989.

The TADS port dates from 1995.

In 2020, the original author produced a new version for Windows PC using QBASIC64.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1.00
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 389
IFID: TADS2-D8CBC7313384390C4C12D7AB67316E0D
TUID: zcgjkl8dpeza1yh6

Editorial Reviews

Jim has obviously been strongly influenced by Infocom when writing The Golden Fleece, relying on a good storyline and atmospheric descriptions, not to mention intricate puzzles! I would have preferred a few more easy puzzles dotted about the game to make me feel I was achieving more in the early stages, rather than spending a lot of time exploring and mapping but otherwise making little progress.
-- Sue
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The Jim MacBrayne games
Not many of the puzzles break out of the apply-object-X-to-obstacle-Y feel, and many of those that do rely on trial and error and weird intuitive leaps. One puzzle in Golden Fleece, for example, involves what amounts to a giant see- saw, and requires lots of tedious object-moving to balance the seesaw properly [...]
-- Duncan Stevens
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