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Deadline

Deadline is an old DOS crime and mystery interactive fiction, text only adventure game developed by Infocom in 1982 from an original idea by Marc Blank. Deadline can be enjoyed in single player mode from a text-based perspective. It's available for download.
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Additional info

Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

Deadline was a game of many "firsts" for Infocom: their first mystery game, their first non-Zork game, and the game that started their tradition of feelies.

Infocom gave Deadline a difficulty rating of "Expert", largely due to the abundance of evidence and false leads to be sorted out within a short timespan.

Working titles during the game's development included Was It Murder? and Who Killed Marshall Robner?

players: single player

input: keyboard

distribution: 5,25 floppy disk

graphics: 80 columns text

popularity: very low

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