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Once and Future (Linux)

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Trivia

The boxed version of Once and Future sold only a few hundred copies, putting Cascade Mountain out of business. The game, along with the hint book and map (originally sold separately) could be bought directly from Michael Berlyn for a few months afterward. The remaining unsold copies, about 1500 - 2000 of them, were eventually destroyed.

Contributed by Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe (1519) on Mar 06, 2003. -- edit trivia



In the tradition of the Infocom games, the package included a photo of Frank and his platoon buddies, a notice of Frank's death sent to his family, and some other correspondence.

Once and Future was in development for over six years, making it the most eagerly-awaited text adventure game of all time.

The name change (from "Avalon") came at the last minute, when Cascade Mountain discovered that the name was already trademarked for a computer game and could not be used.

Contributed by Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe (1519) on May 07, 2001. -- edit trivia