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December 08, 2003


"Hey Dad," I say cheerily. "What's up?"
"Hamlet," says the old man after a sigh, "you remember how I was found mysteriously dead in the orchard a couple of weeks back? Well... it's like this. Your uncle Claudius poisoned me so he could become king and marry your mother. I'd be awfully grateful if you could kill him for me."
"All right," I say, "I'll do it!"
My life suddenly seems to have purpose.

Hamlet: the text adventure! The b3ta review.

Robin Johnson's mind has been very much on the past of late. To this end, he has created an old-school, text-based computer game, based on Shakespeare's Hamlet. This may very well be the way the Elizabethans themselves experienced The Immortal Bard, on their primitive 386-based PCs.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 8, 2003 06:14 AM