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aka: Wishbringer - the Magick Stone of Dreams - Interactive Fantasy for Beginners

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In this game, the player controls a postal clerk in the small fishing village of Festeron. The postmaster, Mr. Crisp, orders the player to deliver an envelope to the owner of Ye Olde Magick Shoppe. However, this seemingly innocent task inexplicably leads to a strange phenomenon: as the hero steps out, he finds that Festeron has been mysteriously transformed into a dark, ominous town called Witchville. Even cute little poodles have turned into hellhounds! Finding the Wishbringer, a stone that grants seven wishes to those who possess the right objects, seems like the only solution - or is it?

Wishbringer is a text adventure set in the Zork universe. The player types in commands to navigate the character, interact with the game world, and solve puzzles. The game has a rather open-ended structure, with many situations possessing several solutions; the player can opt for a "magical" approach to the tasks, using the titular stone, or attempt to solve the game in a more straightforward way.

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Credits (DOS version)

10 People

Test Manager



The interesting thing about the Wishstone that separated it from other glow in the dark goodies of the day is that it actually glows purple - quite unusual! (and, as a side note, I still have mine and 15+ years later, it still glows perfectly)

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Related Sites +

  • Infocom homepage
    At this site you can find information on ALL of Infocom's interactive games, Infocom related articles, sample transcripts, InvisiClue hints, walkthroughs, maps and information on buying Infocom games today.
  • The Commodore Zone
    All about the game, with introduction, images, related links and comments area.
  • The Infocom Gallery
    High-quality scans of the grey box package and manual of Wishbringer.

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  • MobyGames ID: 95


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Brian Hirt.

Amstrad PCW, Commodore 128 added by Trypticon. TRS-80 CoCo added by Slik. Apple II added by Droog. Atari 8-bit, Amstrad CPC added by Kabushi. Macintosh, Amiga added by Terok Nor. Tatung Einstein, TI-99/4A added by Игги Друге. Atari ST, Commodore 64 added by Belboz.

Additional contributors: Dietmar Uschkoreit, Belboz, WizardX, Pseudo_Intellectual, mo , c64fan.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.