Abandonware DOS title
Saturday, 22nd October 2022

Bureaucracy: interactive fiction

Bureaucracy is an abandoned text-adventure game designed by Douglas Adams (yes, the writer of The Hitchhiker Guide of the Galaxy), developed and published by Infocom in 1987. Bureaucracy is a peculiar interactive fiction; the game challenges you to solve frustrating bureaucratic problems in a world populated by strange characters.

Game info
System: DOSMac
Year: 1987
Publisher: Infocom
Developer: Infocom
Designers: Douglas Adams
Multiplayer modes: single-player
Input: keyboard
Distributed on: 5,25 floppy disk, 3,5 floppy disk
Also published for: Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 128

Collector info
The original Bureaucracy box contained the following feelies:
  • a "You're ready to move!" bank brochure
  • a letter from the player's new employer
  • a Fillmore "Better Beezer" credit card application form
  • a membership flyer for the fictional magazine "Popular Paranoia"
  • a red pencil

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