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Magic Castle

Gilsoft International 1983

Language:
English
Authors:
Graeme Yeandle
Systems:
PAW info, Quill, The/AdventureWriter info
Platforms:
PC info, Spectrum
Related:
Gold Collection [1: Diamond Trail, 2: Magic Castle, 3: Spyplane, 4: Curse, The, 5: Devil's Island, 6: Mindbender, 7: Adventures of Barsak the Dwarf, The, 8: Africa Gardens]
Entered by:
Alastair, Gunness, Strident
Added:
10-05-2010
Edited:
05-03-2022

Synopsis

Plot

Rescue the princess from the Magic Castle but beware of vampires and booby traps.

Notes

Magic Castle, written by the author of The Quill, was the first adventure to be released that was actually created with the Quill authoring system. (the earlier games Time-line and Diamond Trail were produced with proto-Quill code).

Dragon versions of this game and Diamond Trail were planned and Tim Gilberts spent a day transcoding the Z80 instructions to 6809 code, only to discover that the program save failed. The development of other Gilsoft programs meant that Tim could not spare enough time to revisit this project during the period when the Dragon still had a viable market.

An unofficial conversion of the ZX Spectrum version is available for Atari 400/800; ported by devwebcl.

Graeme Yeandle later produced a DOS version of the game, running under his PC version of PAW.

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User Comments

Exemptus (01-06-2020 20:17)

This has historical interest as it was possibly the first commercial adventure made with the Quill, by the latter's very author (it was marketed on its own, slightly before The Gold Collection). It is somewhat crude and short, and built more to illustrate the Quill's facilities.