Quicksand is a text adventure game for RISC OS computer systems, written with Trellis: The Adventure Interpreter. In the game, you take on the role of Stan Tyler, who has been in an accident, and woken up in a woodland park...
You were in an accident, and you've woken up dressed like some kind of 1970s throwback in what looks like some form of interactive fiction! What's going on? Are you in a coma? Have you gone mad? Or have you really been transformed into binary data?
What are you doing in a seemingly deserted woodland park? Perhaps you have to fulfill some kind of quest, the successful completion of which will enable you to return to the real world of the 21st century, where good - or, at least, modern - fashion sense prevails?
The only way to find out is to play Quicksand*!
The basic version of Quicksand is text only, runs full-screen in MODE 15, and is compatible with all versions of RISC OS from 3.1 and above.
If you have a RiscPC with one megabyte of video RAM (VRAM) running RISC OS 3.5/SpriteExtend 0.99 or higher you can also download the graphics for the game. With these installed, the game runs in a 32,000 colour screen mode.
If you have a RiscPC with two megabytes of VRAM running RISC OS 3.5/ SpriteExtend 0.99 or higher, or a more modern machine, you can also download a an additional patch that will make the game run in a sixteen million colour screen mode.
A new version of the game, which runs in a window in the RISC OS desktop, will become available in due course.