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Christminster

From the Database of Home of the Underdogs

GAME DESIGNER:Gareth Rees

GAME DEVELOPER:Freeware

GAME PUBLISHER:Freeware

Copyright 1995, Gareth Rees

One of my most favorite IF games of all time, Christminster is a thoroughly entertaining features some of the best NPCs ever coded in a game, and memorable atmosphere and puzzles. You start out with a simple task of finding your uncle at a university… a task that quickly evolves into treasure-hunting, fact-finding, and adventure on a grand scale.

Although reminiscent of Graham Nelson’s classic Curses in its Victorian setting and gentle British wit, Christminster truly holds its own with more colorful characters (most of which you need to take advantage of, one way or the other), and a more structured plot, confined gameworld, and easier (but not easy) puzzles. A great game for every IF fan, especially anyone who’s intimidated by Curses‘s complexity, or an IF beginner who has played his/her first IF games and are now ready for a tougher challange. Two thumbs up!



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