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Stuart Smith's Adventure Construction Set

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Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
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3.3
Amiga
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4.0
Apple II
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4.0

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Cardboard Folder - Apple II (United States):

    Play 8 Great Adventures. . .Or Write Your Own

    Rivers of Light -- A new Stuart Smith epic
    Set at the dawn of human history in Ancient Egypt and the Near East, this new epic adventure from the author of “Ali Baba” and “Return of Heracles” embraces a map containing over 140 different regions and rooms, plus a cast of hundreds and enough challenging and ingenious puzzles to delight even the most demanding adventurer.

    7 complete mini adventures
    There's a simple tutorial adventure for first timers, plus one mystery story, one original adaptation from Alice in Wonderlands, a historical drama (you help Washington cross the Delaware), and 3 more called “Deep Dark Dungeon”, “In the Nazi Castle” and “Save the Galaxy”.

    3 basic construction sets included
    You get a Fantasy Set, a Spy/Mystery Set and a Science Fiction Set. Each comes with graphics, music and sound effects, a wardrobe full of creature and character costumes, and a prop room crammed with objects and special effects. Do as much or as little work as you like. Build the whole adventure yourself or ask the computer to do it for you.

    A canvas as big as your imagination
    Each adventure can contain up to 500 different creatures, one main map and up to 15 map regions with up to 16 “rooms” and 300 props per region, plus up to 335 different text messages to give your adventures texture and depth. Use the parts in the 3 basic construction sets or make your own.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (116364) on Apr 01, 2010.

Unknown Source:
    From the game executable itself:

    STUART SMITH'S ADVENTURE CONSTRUCTION SET, FEATURING:

    • RIVERS OF LIGHT: A QUEST FOR THE SECRET OF ETERNAL LIFE DURING THE DAWN OF HUMAN HISTORY
    • LAND OF AVENTURIA: SEVEN MINI-ADVENTURES DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE YOU TO THE WORLD OF ADVENTURING AND TO SPARK YOUR CREATIVE IMAGINATION


    BUILDS NEW ADVENTURES AT YOUR REQUEST. YOU MAY SELECT THE ADVENTURE'S:

    • MOOD
      • FANTASY
      • SPY & MYSTERY
      • SCIENCE FICTION
      • GOAL
      • SIZE
      • DANGER
      • MUSICAL THEME


      YOU MAY ALSO EXAMINE AND CHANGE ANY ADVENTURE, ADDING YOUR OWN FAVORITE TRICKS, FRIENDS, PLACES AND THINGS. GIVES YOU THE POWER TO BUILD ADVENTURES.

      • DESIGN A WORLD MAP, BUILD DUNGEONS, MANSIONS AND PLANETS
      • ADD TREASURES, TRAPS AND CREATURES!
      • PLACE RANDOMLY APPEARING BEASTS
      • GIVE HINTS AND WRITTEN PUZZLES
      • CREATE NEW TREASURES AND WEAPONRY
      • DESIGN MAGICAL ITEMS AND SPELLS
      • CONSTRUCT TRICKS AND OBSTACLES
      • ENTER YOUR FAVORITE CREATURES
      • PLAY MUSIC AND USE SOUND EFFECTS
      • CHANGE ANY PICTURES OR DRAW YOUR OWN


      YOU MAY BUILD AS MUCH OR AS LITTLE OF AN ADVENTURE AS YOU WISH. ACS CAN FINISH THE ADVENTURE FOR YOU. LETS YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS CONTROL UP TO FOUR ADVENTURERS WHO CAN:

      • FIGHT A FOE OR RUN FOR SAFETY
      • FIRE MISSILE WEAPONS
      • CAST MAGICAL SPELLS
      • USE TOOLS AND GATHER TREASURE
      • SOLVE RIDDLES AND AVOID TRAPS
      • IMPROVE SKILLS AND POWER
      • TRAVEL TO OTHER ADVENTURES
      • EXPLORE THE UNKNOWN

      Contributed by JubalHarshaw (161) on Mar 07, 2000.