DescriptionIt all started with your great-great-grandfather who was a High Admiral and one of the founding officers of the Patrol. All generations since then have served in the Patrol. Now it's your turn and two years into you are still a lowly Ensign Seventh Class. Your direct report, Blather, is really making your life miserable. Are you really Stellar Patrol material?
- "Sole Survivor" -- Working title
- "Planetfall - a science fiction story" -- Tag-lined title
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Trivia(From The New Zork Times, Vol.3 No.1, Winter 1984)
Planetfall was titled Sole Survivor by its author, Steve Meretzky, and later shortened to just Survivor. When Infocom discovered another game called Survivor, they decided they'd rather switch than fight. Infocom's ad agency, Giardini/Russell, submitted a list about 30 long, their favorite of which was Lost Planet. Reaction was less than enthusiastic, not the least because it reminded two of Infocom's employess of the TV series, Lost in Space. Marc Blank suggested Planetfall during a long, frustrating meeting - he thought he had seen it once in an SF book as a word meaning arrival on a new planet (much like landfall). Nobody really believed him, but it was never improved upon.
Related Web Sites
- Planetfall -- The Lore and Legends of Infocom
- Planetfall 2 Demo -- Oldskool.org's archive section has a ripped demo of Planetfall 2, which did indeed start development but was never finished.
- Planetfall 3D Maps, Stationfall Blueprints, Free Transcript Game -- Planetfall 3D Maps, Stationfall Blueprints, Free Transcript Game
- Planetfall Hints -- Universal Hint System hints for Planetfall
- Planetfall @ Wikipedia -- The Planetfall 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 Planetfall.
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