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23:15

0.12 10-Sep-2005 (69k) *** Winner of the 2005 2k Classic Text Adventure Competition ***

23:15
(C) Jon Ripley, 2005

Over a thousand of years of peace left the inhabitants of Earth 
unprepared when the dominators came. Long ago the weapons of war had 
been banished and the hatred that one man felt for another had 
dissipated into a barely remembered past. This peace bore an unknown 
threat, a risk - no one would have believed that such a malign race 
would come and threaten the utopia that had been built upon twenty 
thousand years of warfare.

The time is ten thousand years before the Lost Kingdom when Earth 
suffered a fatal blow from unknown assailants in the Dominion wars.

One small colony survived on Earth, in suspended animation, waiting for 
the time when the planet would recover from the terror that was 
unleashed. No one knows who the assailants were or what motivated them 
to destroy the great province of peace in the universe.

You are one person who must make a difference. Recent events have 
threatened the preservation of the human race and only you can save the 
last of your people from certain death.

Are you up to the task?

23:15 (C) Jon Ripley 2005 Suspension Tube You are inside a class five suspension tube, a hermetically sealed glass and metal chamber designed to keep an individual alive in a Zero-T stasis field for as long as there is enough power to support the field. You can go nowhere. You can see a feeding tube and a control handle. You are very hungry. >
Vital statistics: 49 verbs (174 including synonyms) 29 objects that can be interacted with (76 nouns including synonyms) 80 messages 23 rooms The data file contains over 11K of text compressed using a method specifically designed for this game. The parser understands more than 250 words. Commands can be entered in UPPER, lower or MiXeD case. The parser understands commands up to four words long. All known words may be abbreviated. Graded difficulty level with several puzzles to solve. Your progress can be saved to file at any point and reloaded later. There are few secrets, easter eggs and the game has multiple endings. The game was developed on RISC OS and is written in BBC BASIC. RISC OS and Windows versions are provided. Both versions are identical. Game saves are not transferrable between RISC OS and Windows. File sizes: File Windows RISCOS Game 2863 2852 Data 8096 8121 No external programs or libraries are required to run the game. --- Copyright Statement and Disclaimer Copyright (c) 2005 Jon Ripley. All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in binary form, without modification is permitted provided that the following conditions are met: 1. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. 2. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software must display the following acknowledgement: This product includes software developed by Jon Ripley. 3. The name of the author may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR(S) ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE REGENTS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
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