Journey from an Islet is a short text adventure or interactive fiction game written by Mario Becroft in September 2001. In the game you find yourself in a strange environment that is described in prose, and with which you can interact by typing commands. In this way it is possible to move around and interact with the landscape, manipulate objects, talk to other inhabitants of the land, and, ultimately, find out how to continue on your journey.
I have collected some criticism of Journey from an Islet that you may wish to read.
The game is supplied as a TADS binary. TADS is a popular text adventure development system, and interpreters for TADS games are available for most computer systems, including UNIX, Microsoft DOS or Windows, and Apple Macintosh. In order to play the game, you need to get an intepreter appropriate for your system, plus the game files.
Information on getting the TADS interpreter is available on the TADS Downloads WWW page.
Journey from an Islet is supplied as a ZIP format compressed archive containing the game file itself (journey.gam), some extra text files that you can read, and some illustrations in JPEG format. If you have an appropriate TADS interpreter, the illustrations will be displayed within the game. Otherwise they may be viewed separately.
Two versions are available:
Please remember to send me feedback after you have played the game!