Space Quest 0: Replicated

“The Virtual Broomcloset is proud to announce the release of Jeff Stewart’s Space Quest 0: Replicated, an all-new AGI fan game set prior to the events of the Sarien Encounter! In the tradition of The Lost Chapter, Space Quest: Replicated offers fans an untold tale of Roger Wilco as our hero finds himself posted aboard Labion Orbital Station 10, a Class 3 Cloning Facility. Unfortunately, it appears that a mysterious someone (or something) has murdered all of Roger’s fellow crewmates during one of his famous supply-closet naps. Join Roger as he escapes the station, travels to Labion for the first time, and manages to die in literally dozens of creative new ways as he struggles to figure out what happened aboard LOS10.” —Space Quest 0: ReplicatedRoger Wilco’s Virtual Broomcloset)

This is a free, fan-produced graphics-and-parser game. The graphics are cheesey, but back in the 80s that’s the way it was and we liked it.

Nostalgia for cybertext genres of the recent past will increase as more tools are developed (by fans) that make it easier for the average non-programmer to create the kind of interactive cybertexts that used to be sold for money.