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The Perfect Couple

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Eastgate_Press.image_.sit (185.42 KB)
MD5: 513cb2b5b8726f579d8160f55a3488f3
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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A mature text-adventure / interactive novel distributed by Eastgate Systems Inc. under the "Civilized Software" label. It focuses on the personal relationship of a couple throughout the years which makes it unique. Beware it contains adult content. (though it never gets raunchy)

Here is what the author, Clark Humphrey, says about it:

I longed to see computers used to expand the boundaries of writing. Instead, "computer fiction" has usually meant a game in which "you" learn under the threat of "death" to conform to the writer's one correct path.

I chose to make a story that users could wander through by choosing among several links. It's one story, but with an infinite number of sequences (and interpretations), depending on what parts you read in what order. You can take forever without getting to the end, or you can reach the end in as few as nine month.

DiskDup 4.2 image. Stuffed with StuffIt 3.5.2. Extract the image and then write it to floppy or mount with Disk Copy.

Architecture: 68k

Requires Hypercard


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by Bolkonskij - 2020, March 17 - 7:45am

Not sure Grandma would have called this "civilized" Wink ... still The Perfect Couple was one of the first ambitious uses of HyperCard for hypertext fiction, Plays best on a real b&w compact Mac!