Username: Password:
RegisterForgotten Password

Elves '87

Burned Out Adventurers! 1987

Aka:
Elf's Christmas Adventure, The, Elf's Adventure, The
Language:
English
Authors:
Bruce MacKay, Marlene Abriel
Systems:
AdvSys info, AGT info
Platforms:
Atari ST
Genres:
Seasonal
Entered by:
Alex, Dorothy, Garry, Gunness, iamaran, Strident
Added:
22-05-2011
Edited:
14-03-2019

Synopsis

Plot

A musical text adventure about an Elf's efforts to help Santa save Christmas when the North Pole is fogged in.

Notes

his game has been through many incarnations. The first (known as 'Elves') was written by Bruce MacKay and Marlene Abriel using the original version of AdvSys. This was intended to be released in time for Christmas 1986, but AdvSys limitations prevented this from happening and the game almost died.

AdvSys version 1.2 and a new customised runtime interpreter enabled the first formal release of 'Elves '87' in August 1987 for the Atari ST.

Some years later, David Malmberg ported the game to AGT as 'The Elf's Adventure' version 1.0. This was subsequently updated as 'The Elf's Christmas Adventure' version 2.0. This version included music.

All versions differed in some way, but all were subtitled 'God Bless Frosty the Snowman'.

The game's history is well documented in the original readme files and on a couple of web sites.

Bruce MacKay, one of the authors of the original game, writes:
"Elf's Adventure was originally titled "Elves'87". Marlene and I wrote it in ADVSYS just in time for Christmas 1987. It had no sound or music - in fact I was rather shocked (horrified?) to see a musical version posted. We wrote it on the Atari ST 1040 so we embed some VT52 commands which weren't very cross-platform friendly. It did work in a version of Advsys that we hacked up a bit to run in Citadel BBS however, which was our primary goal at the time. It was all very campy and although it took it many hours, it was all for fun and very tongue in cheek." Source: AtariLegend.com

Resources (Upload file)

Solution
by Dorothy
Further Info:

[+] Users who have solved this game

[+] Users currently playing this game

Images

Image
Elfs_Christmas_Adventure_1.png Elfs_Christmas_Adventure_2.png Elfs_Christmas_Adventure_3.png Elfs_Christmas_Adventure_4.png Elfs_Christmas_Adventure_5.png

Rating

Average User Rating: — (0 rating)

Your Rating: —

User Comments