Amazon (video game)

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Amazon is an interactive fiction computer game with graphics. The game was published by Telarium (formerly known as Trillium), a subsidiary of Spinnaker Software, in the year 1984 and written by Michael Crichton.[1] The story is partly based on his novel Congo.

Reception[edit]

Computer Gaming World praised Amazon's rarely used animated graphics and Crichton's cooperation with its designers, stating that "the cohesive manner in which the game's storyline unfolds reflects Crichton's skill as a writer".[2] German reviewers recognized the suspenseful, atmospheric and elaborated prose. Storyline, graphics and text parser got the score "sehr gut" (very good).[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Murphy, Jamie (May 13, 2013). "Stepping into the Story: Players participate in 'interactive fiction'". Reported by Cristina Garcia. Time 125 (19): 64. "Micheal Crichton (The Andromedia Strain, The Terminal Man) has actually created a software work from scratch: Amazon (Telarium; $39.95), which transports the player and a sidekick parrot named Paco into the jungles of South America in search of a lost city and hidden emeralds." 
  2. ^ Adams, Roe (January 1985). "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Leads an Invasion of the Pros". Computer Gaming World. p. 17. 
  3. ^ Heinrich Lenhardt: 7 Klasse-Adventures auf einen Streich, Happy Computer 9/1985, p.145; Boris Schneider-Johne, Heinrich Lenhardt: Science Fiction-Adventures, Happy Computer 5/1985, p.145ff.

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