A brief distraction for some of you

DMZ · January 26, 2009 at 9:38 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Last year, I sat down and started to work on a Mariner text adventure game. In March, I briefly posted it here for feedback, but I never got back to finishing it for a variety of boring reasons. Thanks to events of the last year, it’s no longer as applicable. Or at all, really.

Here, then, for your momentary enjoyment, if you are both a Mariner fan and someone who knows what happens if you say “plugh” and why an “elvish sword of great antiquity” glows, I offer to you: A Fine Day in Peoria. It’s a .z5 file. It comes with no warranty of any kind. No tech support, nothing. It costs nothing, and you are guaranteed to get your money’s worth. If you get a laugh out of it, that’s good enough.


57 Responses to “A brief distraction for some of you”

  1. DaveValleDrinkNight on January 28th, 2009 2:22 am

    I’m not going to look at it but wow.


    Dungeons and Baseball Dragons?

  2. DMZ on January 28th, 2009 8:38 am

    Thank you for displaying all the insight and wit we’ve come to expect from Dave Valle himself.

  3. bob montgomery on January 28th, 2009 9:02 am

    WinFrotz seems a little wiggy… I see a lot of chopped descriptions and stuff.

    I’m on XP and I saw the same thing. I changed:
    View->Display Options->Updates
    to “Very Frequent” and it fixed that problem.

  4. TranquilPsychosis on January 28th, 2009 11:01 am

    Has anyone else examined the shirt yet? It’s good for a laugh.

  5. Lauren, token chick on January 28th, 2009 12:01 pm

    Yay! So excited. I’ll be looking at this at home tonight (especially with the kind assistance of fellow Mac users above).

    Already I am hoping for, if this game is based on the last few years:

    >examine outlandish contract extension
    Why would you want to do that?

  6. TranquilPsychosis on January 28th, 2009 1:38 pm

    >examine outlandish contract extension
    Why would you want to do that?

    because it’s freaking hilarious

  7. Oolon on February 4th, 2009 8:29 am

    Ahhhh Zork… The first game I ever played (on my Commodore 64) until I saw the sun come up in the morning. One of the greatest games of all time.

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