Featuring complex storylines, unexpected character development and rich narrative structure, these thrilling games take fiction to a new level. Watch out Alfred Hitchcock, Activision is unleashing the art of storytelling to a crop of would-be authors.
All you need is a PC or Macintosh CD-ROM and the desire for spine-tingling suspense, hilarious comedy and perplexing puzzles. These are the classic literary games that started a computer revolution and helped define the idea of interactive entertainment - and now they can be yours.
So, get your fill of mystery, adventure, comedy, fantasy and science fiction in the Infocom Collections. Read on for a taste of what awaits you.
The Mystery Collection includes classic stories such as "Ballyoo," "Deadline," "Witness," "Moonmist," and "Sherlock."
The Adventure Collection brings you "Border Zone," "Plundered Hearts," "Cutthroats," "Trinity," and "Infidel."
Laugh out loud with the Comedy Collection featuring "Bureaucracy," "Hollywood Hijinx," and "Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It."
Let your imagination go with the Fantasy Collection including "Spellbreaker," "Enchanter," "Sorcerer," "Seastalker," and "Wishbringer."
And finally, the Science Fiction Collection includes "Suspended," "A Mind Forever Voyaging," "Starcross," "Stationfall," and the absolutely fabulous "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy."
There's a sucker born every minute, and you could be next! It's death-defying
suspense under the big top in
Can you help the world's greatest detective solve the puzzling crime? It's
Sherlock's most baffling case, and he's counting on you in
Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown
You've got a bird's eye lowdown on the caper... and 12 hours to solve the
crime. Speak up and be silent in
Somebody's going to take the deep six! (16k)
Nothing is what it seems in
Moonmist, a ghastly mystery. (19k)
A locked door. A dead man. 12 hours to solve a murder.
Guilty...until proven innocent. Anyone could have done it, everyone has something
to hide. Suspect
Don't trust your fellow divers... It's every man for himself in
It's non-stop action and intrigue behind the Iron Curtain in
The cold war has never been hotter! (21k)
A pyramid, riches and revenge. All the ingredients needed for an expedition
into adventure! This time, you are the
Peril, romance and adventure! Dive into the wonder of
Plundered Hearts. (32k)
Nord and Bert
Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It and neither will you in
these eight tales of cliches, spoonerisms and Other Verbal Trickery. It's a
punny, punny world.... (32k)
Battle with the powers that be in
Bureaucracy. Not a
game for the weak of heart. (28k)
It's a treasure hunt in Tinseltown. Prepare yourself for the mad-cap antics of
Dive deep into danger in
Through strange, savage zones, your way will be shown by the magical stone
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An unknown evil causes magic to fail and threatens your world with total
annihilation. Only the most inspired enchanter can hope to uncover and
destroy this dark force in
When a dark and powerful evil usurps the land, grasp this reliquary.
Sealed within, find the wisdom that can guide you, the brave novice who
shall be hailed
A new evil threatens the kingdom and the most powerful of all enchanters
has vanished. You are his only hope of rescue in
Criss-cross time and space in this exciting journey into the unknown.
Don't panic! It's only the outrageous sci-fi text adventure,
The Hitchhiker's Guide to
the Galaxy! (22k)
There's a mystery at Space Station Gamma, and it's up to you to solve it
The challenge was issued eons ago, from light-years away. Only you can meet
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You are not like everyone else. You are
A Mind Forever Voyaging. (25k)
Only your wits can save the world in
Suspended, a cryogenic