Demon's Tomb: The Awakening

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A famed archaeologist named Edward Lynton disappears mysteriously. Richard, his teenager son Richard sets out to discover what happened with his father. Unbeknown to him, the evil god Darsuggotha is trying to ascend from his dimension and incarnate on a heathen priest called Tzen. Richard must stop him, as the demon is bent on destroying the world.

Demon's Tomb: The Awakening is a text adventure set on England on modern times. The game starts with a prologue to the rest of the game, where the player controls the main character's father while he is fighting for his life. After this brief prelude, the story jumps to 16 years-old Richard and his search for his father in Britain's moors.

The parser is on par with the one developed by Infocom. It supports chain commands and adverb recognition, and goes beyond by adding support of mouse input and interface customization. These features are enabled on a menu that pops up when right-clicking on the screen.

The optional verb menu allows complete sentence construction with the mouse. The interface can be changed to several different ways of displaying text, from a Zorkish traditional full screen output to a scrolling window.

Some locations have a picture associated with them that can be displayed by pressing a key.

There is support for setting up macros within the game (for example, a "IN" abbreviation for "Inventory" can be set by entering DEFINE IN=INVENTORY).

The game has an online hint-system. The player gets clues by using the THINK ABOUT command with something in the game.

The game supports disk saving and loading, as well as memory saving and loading (with the commands RAM SAVE and RAM LOAD, respectively).


Demon's Tomb: The Awakening DOS A merry little chase!
Demon's Tomb: The Awakening Amiga Magically locked gates
Demon's Tomb: The Awakening DOS Starting location
Demon's Tomb: The Awakening Atari ST Fire underground can be very dangerous

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Apr, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Atari ST User Atari ST Apr, 1990 8 out of 10 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Apr, 1990 760 out of 1000 76
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1990 61 out of 100 61
ST Format Atari ST May, 1990 61 out of 100 61
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Mar, 1990 4.8 out of 12 40
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Mar, 1990 4.8 out of 12 40
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1990 4.8 out of 12 40


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