A downloadable text adventure for Windows, macOS, and Linux
After crashing your plane at sea, you end up drifting to a small island, with not much to survive. You explore, and find out the island was inhabited, years ago. But why did the people leave? And why is there a fence around the white house at the top of the hill?
The game will be released in a few weeks; consider this a "pre-order page"! (You should pre-order, you'll get exclusive digital feelies!)
Free demo available on September 25th at this page: hlabrande.itch.io/tristam-island-demo
TRISTAM ISLAND is a text adventure made from the mold of Infocom; expect a large geography to explore, lots of prose, a rich parser, diverse puzzles, some humor and some darkness. To use Infocom's classification, I'd rate the game's difficulty as "Standard"; however, the game's design is modern and eschews all the frustrations commonly associated with 1980s text adventures. No hunger timers, no frustrating mazes, no blocking situations that force you to restart!
By buying this game, you get disk images for 33 different platforms:
- Commodore 64, VIC-20, PET, Plus/4, and also a MEGA65 version;
- Atari 8-bit (400, 800, XL, XE), and the Atari ST;
- Amiga (all the way back to the 500);
- Spectrum +3;
- Amstrad CPC & PCW;
- MSX 1 & MSX 2;
- BBC Model B, BBC Master 128, and Acorn Electron;
- Apple II, Macintosh, and OS X;
- DOS, Windows (32 and 64 bit);
- Linux (32 and 64 bit);
- TI-99/4A, and also a port for the TI-84+CE and TI-83+ calculators;
- Oric Atmos;
- TRS CoCo;
- Nintendo GameBoy, GameBoy Advance, and Nintendo DS;
You also get the naked ".z3" file to run in your favourite interpreter, allowing you to play on any platform with a Z-Machine interpreter, including the Spectrum Next, the Raspberry Pi, the Palm Pilot, etc. Instructions are also available for CP/M machines (Osborne I, Kaypro II, DEC Rainbow, but also the PC-88), and for the TRS-80 Model III. You won't find many games that can be played on that many platforms!
I hope you'll enjoy the game, please leave a comment if you did! You can support my work by paying more than the displayed price, or buying one of the physical versions for retro computers, edited by PolyPlay. Thank you!
(Temporary cover art from News Oresund.)
In order to download this text adventure you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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