Curses is a seemingly simple quest to find a street map of Paris leads you into odd corners of an old mansion, your imagination, and ultimately into the ancient past.


Curses Browser Starting location
Curses Browser Racking up the points!
Curses Browser Title screen
Curses Browser A pithy quote as I scrutinize my possessions.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Curses: An Interactive Diversion" -- In-game title

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Very engaging, but very difficult Mirrorshades2k (282) unrated
Oh my goodness, not another weird turn in the storyline!? Late (97) unrated

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The game was, at the time (platform-independent release in 1994), by far the longest amateur (i.e. non-Infocom) adventure game written for the Z-Machine. The author, Graham Nelson, wrote the Inform compiler which he used to create the game.

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  • Inform Home Page (Inform is the compiler Graham Nelson developed while writing Curses.)
Pseudo_Intellectual (60787) added Curses (Browser) on Jan 28, 2009
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