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DescriptionGateway 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.
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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|
|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||vile_r (4924)
Sep 03, 2013
ArtMuch 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.
InspirationThe game is (surprise) based on the Heechee trilogy series of books written by Frederik Pohl, first of which is accordingly titled Gateway.
Freeware releaseFor a time, the game was available as freeware from Legend's website.
ReferencesThe Heechee numbers used in the game are the same that are used by the Predator in the movie by the same name.
- Games Magazine
- 1992 - included in the "Top 100 Games of the Year" ranking
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Kathleen Bober, Doug Chezem, Fred Holz, Tanya Isaacson, Cindy Kovalck, Paul Mock, Chris Moore, Mark Poesch, Mark StutzmanSystem Architecture: