DescriptionThe Dark Crystal is closely based on Jim Henson's film of the same name. The game is set in Thra, a world with three suns, which come together every thousand years in an event known as "The Great Conjunction". The player controls Jen, the last survivor of the Gelfings, a race of mole-like people. He must find a dark crystal and its broken shard, and repair it to end the reign of a tyrannical lord.
Like other installments of the Hi-Res Adventures series, the game is entirely text-based, with non-animated graphics to illustrate the areas. Movement between areas and interaction with the game world is performed by typing commands consisting of either one or two words (a combination of a verb and an object).
- "Gelfling Adventure" -- Re-Release with simpler interface
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|Computer Games||Feb, 1984||A-||91|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Gelfling adventure, enhanced, reimplemented||1||Pseudo_Intellectual (44780)
Aug 23, 2014
Version differencesThis game was also published as Gelfling Adventure with a slightly different interface. Gelfling Adventure allowed you to select actions from a short list instead of typing in commands.
Related Web Sites
- The dark crystal (This article appeared in Creative Computing magazine in 1983.)
- Walkthrough (A complete walkthrough of the game.)