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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 Browser Starting location
Curses DOS The game starts in Meldrew Hall
Curses DOS The descriptions are very detailed
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'

Alternate Titles

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

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Very engaging, but very difficult Browser Mirrorshades2k (273)
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.

Related Web Sites

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