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  • Tijn

    Planetfall is a 1983 text adventure game, created by Steve Meretzky and published by Infocom.

    In this game you take on the role of a lowly Ensign Seventh Class aboard a spaceship, which means you’re made to mop the decks.

    You’re not there for long however, as a sudden sequence of explosions makes the player scramble to reach an escape pod and you end up on a nearby planet. While there you discover an elaborate evil plot, which you eventually (after dying many times) unfold and are made a hero.

    Sounds familiar, huh? This must have been massive inspiration for Space Quest. Has anyone played it? I’m thinking of checking it out myself.

    Mr Creosote

    I *definitely* recommend Planetfall. It was a landmark in the move from classic and (by today’s standards) bland treasure hunt adventure games towards much more fleshed out plots and characters. Still holds up pretty well today. Keep your handkerchief within reach when you play it.

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