"It is widely regarded as one of the company's best works." -- Wikipedia
Voted in the Top 50 of all interactive fiction games by the community of IFDB (Interactive Fiction Database) in 2011
Back of the box:
It’s the last day of your $599 London vacation. Unfortunately, it’s also the first day of World War III. Only seconds remain before an H-bomb vaporizes the city…and you with it.
Unless you escape to another time, another dimension.
For every atomic explosion unlocks the door to a secret universe; a plane between fantasy and reality, filled with curious artifacts and governed by its own mischievous logic. You’ll criscross time and space as you explore this fascinating universe, learning to control its inexorable power.
leads you on a journey back to the dawn of the atomic age…and puts the course of history in your hands.
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It's like waking up inside a story! Load Infocom's interactive fiction into your computer and discover yourself at the center of a world jam-packed with surprising twists, unique characters and original, logical, often hilarious puzzles.
For the first time, you're more than a passive reader. You can talk to the story, typing in full English sentences. And the story talks right back, communicating entirely in vividly descriptive prose. What's more, you can actually shape the story's course of events through your choice of actions. And you have hundreds of alternatives at every step. In fact, there's so much you can see and do, your investigation can last for weeks and even months.
Best introduction to interactive fiction, with some built-in hints. Written for everyone from age 9 up.
This is Infocom's most popular level of interactive fiction, enjoyed by both first-time and experienced players.
A greater level of challenge. Recommended for those who've already experienced Infocom's interactive fiction.
The ultimate challenge in interactive fiction.
Then find out what it's like to get inside a story. Get one from Infocom. Because with Infocom's interactive fiction, there's room for you on every disk.