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Founded in 1984, this British company produced seven highly-regarded IF works. In common with contemporaries [[Infocom]] and [[Level 9]], '''Magnetic Scrolls''' employed a [[virtual machine]], but it was based on the machine code of a real 68000 chip, instead of an invented machine. '''Magnetic Scrolls'''' [[authoring system]] anticipated later trends by emphasizing more [[simulation]].
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Founded in 1984 by [[Anita Sinclair]], [[Ken Gordon]], and [[Hugh Steers]], this British company produced seven highly-regarded IF works. In common with contemporaries [[Infocom]] and [[Level 9]], '''Magnetic Scrolls''' employed a [[virtual machine]], but it was based on the machine code of a real 68000 chip, instead of an invented machine. '''Magnetic Scrolls'''' [[authoring system]] anticipated later trends by emphasizing more [[simulation]].
  
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==The Games==
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The following games were distributed by [[Rainbird Software]] in the UK, and by [[Firebird]] in the US:
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* ''The Pawn'' ([[Rob Steggles]]; 1985).
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* ''The Guild of Thieves'' ([[Rob Steggles]]; 1987).
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* ''Jinxter'' ([[Georgina Sinclair]] and [[Michael Bywater]]; 1987).
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* ''Corruption'' ([[Rob Steggles]] and [[Hugh Steers]]; 1988).
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* ''Fish!'' ([[John Molloy]], [[Pete Kemp]], [[Phil South]], and [[Rob Steggles]]; 1988).
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This game was distributed through [[Official Secrets]]:
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* ''Myth'' ([[Paul Findley]]; 1989).
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This game was distributed by Virgin Mastertronic or Virgin Interactive:
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* ''Wonderland'' ([[David Bishop]]; 1990).
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This game isn't IF, but an "adventure/RPG" hybrid, distributed by MicroProse:
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* ''The Legacy: Realm of Terror'' (1993).
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==Collections==
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* ''Collection Volume 1'' (1991).
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
* [http://www.if-legends.org/~msmemorial/ Magnetic Scrolls Memorial] at IF-Legends
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* [http://www.magneticscrolls.com/ magneticscrolls.com] is the offical Magnetic Scrolls site, owned by co-founder [[Ken Gordon]]. However, except for the logo, it's empty.
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* [http://www.if-legends.org/~msmemorial/ Magnetic Scrolls Memorial] at IF-Legends.
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* [http://www.8ung.at/magneticscrolls/ The Magnetic Scrolls Chronicles] is an excellent site maintained by [[Peter Verdi]].
  
 
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Revision as of 19:13, 10 September 2005

Founded in 1984 by Anita Sinclair, Ken Gordon, and Hugh Steers, this British company produced seven highly-regarded IF works. In common with contemporaries Infocom and Level 9, Magnetic Scrolls employed a virtual machine, but it was based on the machine code of a real 68000 chip, instead of an invented machine. Magnetic Scrolls' authoring system anticipated later trends by emphasizing more simulation.

The Games

The following games were distributed by Rainbird Software in the UK, and by Firebird in the US:

This game was distributed through Official Secrets:

This game was distributed by Virgin Mastertronic or Virgin Interactive:

This game isn't IF, but an "adventure/RPG" hybrid, distributed by MicroProse:

  • The Legacy: Realm of Terror (1993).

Collections

  • Collection Volume 1 (1991).

Links