17.11.1989 (ZX Spectrum)

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17.11.1989 is an interactive fiction adventure game, created in Czechoslovakia as a protest against the events of November 17, 1989 (the beginning of the "Velvet Revolution") when a student demonstration in Prague was brutally suppressed by the riot police. The object of the game is to avoid the police cordon, find a video camera and a tape in an apartment building, then film evidence of police brutality from an unseen spot.

The game is controlled by typing in one-letter commands in order to walk around, explore areas, pick up and use inventory items, or wait in place. Careless behavior may result in the protagonist getting captured and beaten by police.


17.11.1989 ZX Spectrum Beginning of the game. You are passing by the National Theatre when you find yourself pulled into a student demonstration.
17.11.1989 ZX Spectrum Waited too long, and the police showed up. "You're without a chance" - game over
17.11.1989 ZX Spectrum Loading screen
17.11.1989 ZX Spectrum Guess what do you find under the doormat.

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The game has no specific title used in-game or on the loading screen. The closest thing to a title is the filename of the game's BASIC loader, "17.11.1989".

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The text on the loading screen translates as: "We don't want violence!!! Never again 17.11.1989. Who is to blame?"

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JudgeDeadd (21693) added 17.11.1989 (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 01, 2014