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Curses

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Description

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.

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Curses Browser Starting location
Curses DOS The descriptions are very detailed
Curses Browser The plot thickens.
Curses Browser Title screen

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Very engaging, but very difficult Browser Mirrorshades2k (273)
Oh my goodness, not another weird turn in the storyline!? Browser Late (98)

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Trivia

Development

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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