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Introduction
Getting started.
The plot thickens.
You and I both know we have more important things to be doing.
A rich environment for a single room
Introduction (Java version on the author's site)
Starting location
Inventory management; the list will feed you plot elements
Water is an important element in this game. Another puzzle is posed to the player!

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DOS version

Title and starting location
A reminder as to your destination -- the Death Valley OM Festival
The game is set in a single room, but that doesn't mean it lacks for detail -- down to a game in the game! Getting thirsty...
your thirst will not be satisfied
A smidgen of grit complicates your plans
Something really strange is going on here
Why come to the desert when it seems ready just about to come to you?
The task list will give good advice to your next course of action in nearly all circumstances
Our hero gets an inkling as to his true fate
Thank goodness -- it was all a dream!