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Q: text based game ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: text based game
Category: Computers > Games
Asked by: pkiller-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 28 Aug 2006 23:26 PDT
Expires: 27 Sep 2006 23:26 PDT
Question ID: 760387
We used to play a text based game in the early 90's on a PC.  I want
to say that Pearl or shadow is in the title but could be wrong.  You
started off at a gate and you had to walk through it and into a
mansion.  It was a mystery that you needed to solve.  You could kiss
the characters and if you kissed the wrong ones they might slap you or
look at you weird.  I remember you could take a shower but first you
had to get undressed.  We entered take a piss and it replied something
like would you kiss your mother with that mouth?

Request for Question Clarification by maniac-ga on 29 Aug 2006 18:43 PDT
Hello Pkiller,

Hmm. Its hard to say what game it was without some experience running
it (I certainly don't recall it). Text based games are often referred
to as
  text adventure
  interactive fiction
games. Having done some searching using those phrases (as well as
pearl, shadow, mansion, gate, etc.) brings up sites like
which are archives of text adventure games (often based on "TADS - the
Text Adventure Development System"). At this site in particular, there
are a few possibilities such as
  "The Gate"
  "The House"
  "Kissing the Buddha's Feet" (well perhaps not so likely this one...)
  "The Mansion" or "The Tale of the Adventurous Thief"
The program to run these (and many of the others) are in related directories like
for several different tools,
(TADS V2 pre built executables) and
(TADS V3 pre built executables)

Let me know if this helps - if so, I would be glad to prepare a
complete answer. If not, is there some additional information you
could provide to describe the game?

There is no answer at this time.

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