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A generous use of archival photographs makes up for the sparse demo of 1893: A World's Fair Mystery. The story line diverges from the usual text fare of dragons and wizards to explore the fictional theft of several diamonds at the historical World's Fair held in Chicago in 1893. Through helpful bracketed explanations, the demo teaches you how to move about in the game and interact with people and objects. The screen is divided into the text area, where you type in your commands and read the results, and the graphical area. Examining objects and buildings often causes a relevant picture to appear, such as a photo of the actual rotunda of the administration building. The mystery itself seems elementary, although retrieving the diamonds may be harder. The demo doesn't allow you to explore much of the fair, and you can't save your progress. Still, the attractive presentation and unique setting may compel fans of text adventures and mystery stories to try 1893: A World's Fair Mystery.
 
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General

Publisher Illuminated Lantern
Publisher web site http://www.illuminatedlantern.com/1893
Release Date May 22, 2003
Date Added May 22, 2003
Version 2.5d

Category

Category Games
Subcategory Adventure Games

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Download Information

File Size 3.66MB
File Name 1893Demo.zip

Popularity

Total Downloads 18,214
Downloads Last Week 1

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License Model Free to try
Limitations One exposition building only
Price $19.95
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