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Basic Source Code
Contains sunburst.bas
This is actually the tool bas2inf that was used to convert Sunburst Contamination from C64 Basic to Inform 6, but the source code for the game is also available in this archive.
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Sunburst Contamination

by Johan Berntsson and Fredrik Ramsberg profile

Science Fiction

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About the Story

Sunburst Contamination was intentionally designed to resemble an old Scott Adams text adventure with its limitated parsing capabilities.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Free
Development System: Inform 6
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: ZCODE-1-070222-04FF
TUID: 6caq1sssnkciy0c4

Editorial Reviews

Primitive but funny, and with fairly challenging and interesting puzzles
I'd say Sunburst Contamination isn't a game for everyone. It also doesn't fit into the procrustean bed of the SPAG scoreboard format; if the latter was applied to it, it probably would receive a much lower rating than I believe it deserves. Thus, let's just say -- if it participated in the IF-Comp, I'd rate Sunburst Contamination at least a six; its spoofing value probably is even higher.
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