Today I feature the text adventure Leather Goddesses of Phobos by
Infocom from 1986. Don't be fooled by the 3D specs, there are no
images in this game. You have to use the power of imagination to
enjoy the story.
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Interactive fiction is a story in which you are the main character.
Your own thinking and imagination determine the actions of that
character and guide the story from start to finish.
Each work of interactive fiction, such as Leather Goddesses of
Phobos, presents you with a series of locations, items, characters,
and events. You can move from place to place, use the objects you
find, and interact with the other characters, to affect the outcome
of the story. An important element of interactive fiction is puzzle-
solving. You should think of a locked door or a ferocious beast not
as a fixed obstacle, but merely as a puzzle to be tackled. Solving
puzzles will frequently involve bringing a certain item with you,
and then using it in the proper way.
In Leather Goddesses of Phobos, time passes only in response to
your input, with each input counting as one turn. Nothing happens
until you type in a sentence and press the RETURN or ENTER key, so
you can plan your turns as slowly and carefully as you want.
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Please note that this game has adult content and so be mindful of
kids getting hold of the game.
With the game you get an Infocomix complete with 3D glasses.
Text adventures may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I would say
that for a very small file size you are unlikely to find much today
that gives so much entertainment for so little KB.