Advertising Blurbs

Magazine ad:

    You've stumbled into an unknown computer system.
    Now what?

    One word appears on your screen.
    What do you do now?
    You don't know the password.
    You don't even know what computer system you've hacked into.
    But you do know that you must find out more.
    There are no instructions.
    No rules.
    No clues.
    You're completely on your own.
    You've found your way in.
    But is there a way out?

    Contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (60508) on Jul 27, 2013.

Print advertisement (Happy Computer Spielesonderheft 1):

    Ganz zufällig geraten Sie in ein völlig fremdes Computersystem. Was nun?

    Log on
    Nur dieses eine kleine Wort ist auf dem Bildschirm zu sehen.
    Wie geht‘s nun weiter?
    Das Passwort ist nicht bekannt. Der Firmenname auch nicht. Aber als ordentlicher Hacker werden Sie dies schon herauskriegen
    Es gibt keine Anleitung. Keine Regeln. Keine Hinweise.
    Sie sind ganz auf sich selbst angewiesen.
    Den Weg in das Computersystem haben Sie zufällig gefunden. Finden Sie auch wieder hinaus?
    Eine total neue Spielidee!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (211106) on Jul 31, 2011.

From the Triton Software Catalog For Your IBM, 1988:
    "Log on, please." That's your only clue. What's going on? It's up to you to figure out. We can't tell you. We won't. As every hacker knows, there just aren't any instructions for this kind of thing.

    Contributed by Belboz (6576) on Oct 06, 2001.

Advertisement in COMPUTE!, November 1985:
    You've Stumbled Into An Unknown Computer System.

    Now What?

    Welcome To The Next Generation Of Home Computer Software.

    "Plunge into every hacker's dream." -Rick Manning/Louisville Times

    "...the most mysterious game ever." -Rawson Stovall/"The Vid Kid"

    "An open screen says 'logon please.' That's it, no instructions." -Technology Notebook/Gannett News Service

    "Just like in real life, there are no rules, no clues, no instructions." -David Greising/Technology Memo

    What more can we say? Well, someone as clever and smart as you certainly wouldn't want any hints, right? So all we'll say is it was created by legendary designer, Steve Cartwright.

    Contributed by Belboz (6576) on Apr 12, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    Front of box:


    To stumble into somebody else's computer system. To be someplayce you're really not supposed to be. And to get the strange feeling that it really does matter:

    "LOGON PLEASE:" is all you get to start with. That's it. From there, it's up to you. If you're clever enough and smart enough, you could discover a world you've never before experienced on your computer.

    Very tempting.

    Back of box:


    What's going on here? Who are these guys? What are they doing? What am I doing?

    In Hacker, it's up to you to figure it out. We can't tell you. We won't tell you. As every hacker knows, there just aren't any instructions for this king of thing.

    Contributed by -Chris (7565) on Aug 13, 2000.