Time Zone (computer game)

Time Zone (computer game)

"Time Zone" is a multi-disk graphical adventure game written and directed by Roberta Williams for the Apple II. Developed in 1981 and released in 1982 by On-Line Systems (now Sierra Entertainment), the game was shipped with six double sided floppy disks and contained 1,500 areas (screens) to explore along with 39 scenarios to solve. Produced at a time when most games rarely took up more than one side of a floppy, "Time Zone" is believed to be one of if not the very first game of this magnitude ever released for home computer systems. [Citation
year= 1982
date = May-June 1982
title= Time Zone: An interview with Roberta Williams
periodical= Computer Gaming World
pages= 14-15


The game allowed players to travel through time and solve puzzles while meeting famous historical figures such as Benjamin Franklin, Cleopatra and Julius Caesar.

The screen was a split graphics/text screen. The graphics were done in the Apple's high-resolution format, and the text was four lines at the bottom of the screen. The text described the current scene, including any objects that were in the scene, and allowed the player to type in two-word commands of the form [VERB] [NOUN] ; e.g., "GET KEY", similar to that used in text adventure games.


Ultimately the game bombed due to the original retail price of US$99, which was considerably higher than usual for games of the time. It was promptly reissued the year of its release as part of the short-lived SierraVentures line. [cite web|url = http://www.if-legends.org/~adventure/Sierra_On-Line,_Inc.html | title = IF-Legends.org entry on Sierra On-Line | accessdate = 2007-04-27]


External links

* [http://solutionarchive.com/Timezone.txt Time Zone Solution]
*moby game|id=/time-zone|name="Time Zone"

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