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A1RL0CK is a survival text adventure about a child and some voices. Also, a lot of proteins. If you are looking for the kind of game that goes: “This is what happened and this is what you must do”, A1RL0CK is probably not for you as it has an in media res approach and may result obscure to many players until quite far in the playthrough. It’s a story meant to unfold step by step and it is intended to work like this. Rel.3.1 is the post-PunyJam#3 polished version with an added scoring system and a lot of vanilla systems in which to play (included C64, Spectrum +3, AtariST, Amiga, Apple II, BBC Micro)
A1RL0CK placed 2nd (ex-aequo) in PunyJam#3, in March 2023.
*** CONTENT WARNING ***
May contain scenes not suitable for all audiences, like physical violence and psychological torment.
No children were harmed in the making of this game.
Written by Marco Innocenti – Tested by Andrew Schultz, Gianluca Girelli and Garry Francis. Rovarsson was also pretty helpful in finding missing verbs and interactions. It uses the PunyInform libraries by Johan Berntsson and Fredrik Ramsberg, and of course Inform6 by Graham Nelson (and a lot of other people). The C64 version has been compiled with Ozmoo by Johan Berntsson and Fredrik Ramsberg. All the other thirty-something versions are courtesy of Stefan Vogt and his incredible Puddle BuildTools.