DescriptionStationfall is a text adventure game and a sequel to Planetfall, featuring the same protagonist who has been promoted from Ensign Seventh Class to Lieutenant First Class. However, the current work in the Stellar Patrol seems to be less satisfying than before, as the Lieutenant has to deal with boring paperwork. One day the Lieutenant receives an assignment that involves accompanying a spacetruck to a space station and picking up a load of "Request for Stellar Patrol Issue Regulation Black Form Binders Request Form Forms". The Lieutenant travels to the space station with his robotic side-kick Floyd. Once they arrive, they find it deserted, with only an ostrich and an Arcturian balloon creature left untouched. The two must investigate the station and find out what happened.
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- "Stationfall: Floyd is back in the Boffoid Sequel to Planetfall." -- Tag-lined title
- "Stationfall - a science fiction story" -- Tag-lined title
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TriviaA novelisation (perhaps better termed a cross-promotional tie-in loosely related to the original property) of the game was produced by Byron Preiss (with a grey-striped cover design emulating Infocom game packaging), published by Avon Books. It was written by Arthur Byron Cover and first published in December of 1989. Its ISBN is 0-380-75387-1 and the rear cover blurb reads as follows:
"Arthur Byron Cover combines the antic sense of Robert Sheckley, the far travelling of A. E. Van Vogt, the deadly serious wry whimsy of Kurt Vonnegut... with a fresh, invigorating talent all his own." - Harlan Ellison
THE STELLAR PATROL WANTS YOU!
Homer Hunter escaped from the planet where he was stranded. He escaped right into a war on the space station Aurelian, a war that involved terrorists, vampires, and 00pi, the most famous spy in the history of the Third Galactic Empire.
Things were not going Homer's way.
Even Oliver, his faithful robot sidekick, was getting a little erratic. But Homer could still depend on the advice of the ghost of his beloved robot Floyd. "Use the Farce," Floyd told him. Now he just had to figure out what The Farce was...
In addition to this novelisation, the Infocom books schedule showed a third title, "Futurefall" (also to be written by Arthur Byron Cover), planned for publication... but it never turned up, nor the game it was presumably tied into.
Related Web Sites
- Infocom Home Page (The ultimate Infocom fan site.)
- Stationfall Maps (Scientific Sub-Module)
- Stationfall @ Wikipedia (The Stationfall article at Wikipedia)
- The Commodore Zone (All about the game, with introduction, images, related links and comments area.)
- The Infocom Gallery (High-quality scans of the grey box package and manual of Stationfall.)
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