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Mainland
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English, Russian
Players: Single-player
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May 6, 2013 @ 5:44am
Jan 2 @ 12:18pm
Description
Release date: 2013
"Mainland" is a text adventure game about a traveller of a 19th century, who lives on a ship which entire crew died from plague. The game focuses on an original unconventional story and atmosphere rather than on hardcore puzzles, yet it does feature a gameplay which is not too much distant from classical adventure games.

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In which languages it would be available?
The game is already released in Russian. An English version is in progress.

Is it even a game? Where is graphics?
Yes, it is a game. And no, there is no graphics, except for the title screen. This game uses something considerably more powerful than your graphics card - your imagination.

Why should I pay for a text game?
Please, take a minute. Look around. The game is free. And it will be free no matter what.

Have you heard that interactive fiction is dead and Infocom is closed?
Yep, some guy told me that yesterday. IFiction is dead - as well as adventure games and literature. But we are still playing quests and reading books. And IFiction is something that, well, combines these two mediums into one single genre.

I like text games, but I doubt that there is a place for something like that in Steam.
I suspect that ten years ago nobody would vote for a game with blocky pixelated graphics. But now you do. Why? Probably because you think that graphics is not that important? Something else is important? OK, you can make another step. Here is a game with no graphics at all.

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1846 год, острова Тихого Океана. Записки путешественника, живущего на корабле, вся команда которого умерла от чумы.

"Материк" - это текстовый квест, в котором все взаимодействие с игровым миром осуществляется путем ввода команд на клавиатуре. Игра обладает невысоким уровнем сложности и сфокусирована на атмосфере и сюжете.

Системные требования
Игра доступна для скачивания и может работать в Windows, Linux и Mac OS X. Для работы игры необходимо установить проигрыватель игр INSTEAD[instead.syscall.ru]. Для Windows предлагается дистрибутив, уже включающий в себя все необходимые компоненты.
Игра доступна для скачивания
Popular Discussions View All (2)
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Jul 24, 2014 @ 8:15am
A text game market on Steam.
Vernatio
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Feb 22, 2014 @ 12:23pm
LOL
zlober
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CarlosRegueraDJ Nov 5, 2014 @ 5:36pm 
Voted! it looks great!
henrymad Oct 4, 2014 @ 12:59am 
It reminnds me the good old times when games whre mainly text based.. high quality btw
longtimedead Sep 6, 2014 @ 10:18am 
i have wanted to play a text based game for quite some time now but it would be nice to feature an animation of the story progressing along side with it.
pollym Aug 15, 2014 @ 12:33pm 
this reminds me of pyramid of doom game,having to write things like,open door.or pick up stone.i would enjoy playing this type of game again,good luck ,cant wait to try it ,
TrickZZter Jun 1, 2014 @ 5:42pm 
Поддержим отечественного производителя.
luvs to spooge. Apr 2, 2014 @ 4:02pm 
Probablly showing my age here but this is what i call old school. :) I am looking forward to this. Best of luck.
Senor Blurryface Mar 31, 2014 @ 2:27pm 
Want
[IM] leolamaツ Feb 21, 2014 @ 1:36pm 
Looks like an amazing text adventure, can't wait to see it on steam!
Orbister Feb 6, 2014 @ 8:33pm 
i give this a yes because this looks like a GOOD text adventure not just because there are few...
McDucky Feb 6, 2014 @ 1:29am 
I give this a Yes because there's not a lot of text adventure games