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Curses is a seemingly simple quest to find a street map of Paris leads you into odd corners of an old mansion, your imagination, and ultimately into the ancient past.


Curses DOS Back in the winery.
It is a feature of the game that when the player revisits a location they get a briefer description. Future visits will just say 'Old Winery'
Curses Browser A pithy quote as I scrutinize my possessions.
Curses Browser Not the death I would have expected in my attic!  Beats a grue, though!
Curses Browser Racking up the points!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Curses: An Interactive Diversion" -- In-game title

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Very engaging, but very difficult Browser Mirrorshades2k (282)
Oh my goodness, not another weird turn in the storyline!? Browser Late (97)

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The game was, at the time (platform-independent release in 1994), by far the longest amateur (i.e. non-Infocom) adventure game written for the Z-Machine. The author, Graham Nelson, wrote the Inform compiler which he used to create the game.

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  • Inform Home Page (Inform is the compiler Graham Nelson developed while writing Curses.)
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