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Frederik Pohl's Gateway (Windows)

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Description

Gateway is a text adventure with graphics in which the player explores strange new worlds and locations in the proverbial boots of a prospector, an explorer sent to places in hopes of finding previously unseen artifacts and installations of an alien race, the Heechee, which seemingly vanished from the Galaxy without a trace.

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RIP Frederik Pohl 3 vileyn0id_8088 (9015)
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Trivia

Art

Much of the art in this game (and on the cover) are by Chris Moore. He's got an art book called JourneyMan: The Art of Chris Moore out that includes a few of the illustrations used in the game.

Inspiration

The game is (surprise) based on the Heechee trilogy series of books written by Frederik Pohl, first of which is accordingly titled Gateway.

Freeware release

For a time, the game was available as freeware from Legend's website.

References

The Heechee numbers used in the game are the same that are used by the Predator in the movie by the same name.

Awards

  • Games Magazine
    • 1992 - included in the "Top 100 Games of the Year" ranking
Information also contributed by Indra was here, KnockStump and Timo Takalo

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Xoleras (66242) added Frederik Pohl's Gateway (Windows) on Sep 12, 2009
Other platforms contributed by RmM (64)