This is the page for the FREE DEMO for TRISTAM ISLAND, a text adventure made from the mold of Infocom and released on dozens of retro computers.
The full game costs $3.99; this free demo allows you to try it out before buying and see if you like it and if it works on your platform. The demo is made of the first act of the game; it represents roughly 1h-1h30 of gameplay.
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?
By buying this game, you'll get disk images for 36 different platforms:
- Commodore PET, VIC-20, Commodore 64, and also a MEGA65 version;
- Commodore Plus/4 and Commodore 128 (beta version, apologies if you encounter any bugs, let me know!);
- 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 Model B+, BBC Master 128, and Acorn Electron;
- Apple II, Macintosh, and OS X;
- 16-bit MS-DOS, Windows (32 and 64 bit);
- Linux (32 and 64 bit);
- TI-99/4A, and also a port for the TI-84+CE calculator;
- Oric Atmos & Telestrat;
- 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 this free demo. Do not hesitate to leave a comment telling me if you enjoyed it, and feel free to ask questions about the full game! And thank you so much for checking this project out!
(Temporary cover art from News Oresund.)