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Frederik Pohl's Gateway

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Description

Gateway is a text adventure with graphics in which the player explores strange new worlds and locations in the proverbial boots of a prospector, an explorer sent to places in hopes of finding previously unseen artifacts and installations of an alien race, the Heechee, which seemingly vanished from the Galaxy without a trace.

Screenshots

Frederik Pohl's Gateway DOS First location (start)
Frederik Pohl's Gateway DOS The "Old Earth Trivia" arcade game in the casino
Frederik Pohl's Gateway DOS Okay, now this is getting weird... Am I... am I... dreaming?..
Frederik Pohl's Gateway DOS If that's what you're looking for, go play <moby gamegroup="spellcasting">Spellcasting</moby> or <moby gamegroup="leisure suit larry">Larry</moby>!

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User Reviews

A magnificent space odyssey with unknown destination DOS micnictic (385)
One of Legend's best adventures DOS Shane Cornall (7)
Definitely one of the best; but can you find a copy? DOS jossiejojo (41)
Ahh! The good 'ol days! DOS Stargazer (99)
An absorbing, compelling science fiction adventure! DOS RmM (64)

The Press Says

Pelit DOS Apr, 1992 94 out of 100 94
Abandonia Reloaded DOS Dec 18, 2005 4.5 out of 5 90
SPAG DOS Sep 16, 1997 8.6 out of 10 86
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jul, 1992 10 out of 12 83
PC Joker DOS Aug, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Power Play DOS Jul, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 82 out of 100 82
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Nov 01, 1998 4 out of 5 80

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RIP Frederik Pohl 3 vileyn0id_8088 (9898)
Sep 03, 2013

Trivia

Art

Much of the art in this game (and on the cover) are by Chris Moore. He's got an art book called JourneyMan: The Art of Chris Moore out that includes a few of the illustrations used in the game.

Inspiration

The game is (surprise) based on the Heechee trilogy series of books written by Frederik Pohl, first of which is accordingly titled Gateway.

Freeware release

For a time, the game was available as freeware from Legend's website.

References

The Heechee numbers used in the game are the same that are used by the Predator in the movie by the same name.

Awards

  • Games Magazine
    • 1992 - included in the "Top 100 Games of the Year" ranking
Information also contributed by Indra was here, KnockStump and Timo Takalo

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Contributed to by RmM (64) and Xoleras (66222)