is a horror-themed interactive fiction game set in a Lovecraftian dilapidated fishing village. After a gruesome death ends the Verlac family line, a young couple, from a distant branch of the family, inherit the ancestral mansion. The player takes on the role of the wife in this horror-themed interactive fiction game, exploring the mansion and the town, talking to its denizens, and uncovering the mystery that hangs like a miasma over the town.
The plot is divided into three days, but - save for a few time-critical puzzles - the player need not hurry, as time only progresses after puzzles are solved.
- "Anchorhead: An Interactive Gothic" -- Tag-lined title
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In 2006 Michael Gentry
announced an updated Director's Cut
edition of Anchorhead
in November 2007, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the game. This new edition was supposed to be a complete rewrite of the code in version 7 of the Inform programming language (the current release version was written in version 6 of Inform).
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- XYZZY Awards
- 1998 - Best Setting
- 1998 - Nominee Best Game
- 1998 - Nominee Best Writing
- 1998 - Nominee Best Story
- 1998 - Nominee Best Puzzles
- 1998 - Nominee Best Individual NPC (for Michael