Borderworld (DOS)

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Borderworld is a two-part shareware adventure, where you play as a modern day archeologist who during the exploration of some underwater ruins, suddenly gets teleported to another world, where he is thrown up on a beach, and has to find his way back by exploring the surroundings, interacting with people he meets which seem to also be trapped humans from other time periods. There is also alien looking ruins, temples and artefacts to search and explore.

The game is played almost entirely with a mouse, and you select actions and dialog text from a predefined command list.
Movement is done by clicking on a compass rose, and locations are shown as dithered photographic images together with a text description, and an ambient sound clip. Sound is optional, and can be turned off.
There is a map onscreen, although it does not show your location, just a general layout of the land you are exploring.

The game is split into two parts, this first part has the subtitle 'Part I: The Arrival', and the second part is subtitled 'Part II: The Forgotten City' which is available by mail when registering the game. Registered owners also receives four older game titles by the same author.


Borderworld DOS Soon we find other people, talking to her reveals she is a Pirate named Katerine, captain of the ship Zaagel, and she needs help locating another pirate with a ruby eye.
Borderworld DOS A little rickety bridge, not over the river, but over a marshland.
I wonder if one dares cross?
Borderworld DOS Another odd structure. To me it looks like some bombastic war monument, but in the game it's an alien temple.
Borderworld DOS A few old log cabins are hiding at the edge of the wood.
We don't see the inhabitant, but we can enter and talk to him, and search the cabin for interesting items.

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  • "Border World" -- In-game title.

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Rwolf (12734) added Borderworld (DOS) on May 17, 2015