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Cutthroats

Cutthroats is an old DOS interactive fiction, text only adventure game developed by Infocom in 1984 from an original idea by Michael Berlyn. Cutthroats can be enjoyed in single player mode from a text-based perspective. It's available for download.
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Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

Cutthroats was the first Infocom game to be originally published in the famous "gray box" format.

A famous irritant among interactive fiction fans is the "hunger daemon": code in a game that forces the player's character to periodically eat and/or drink to survive. Cutthroats provided a new spin on an old annoyance in a "watch daemon". If the player did not remember to wind the main character's watch, it would be impossible to complete the game due to the timing of tides.

players: single player

Abandonware DOS popularity: very low

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