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<table style="width:100%;margin-bottom:1em;clear:both"><tr><td>{{in-comp}} {{genre wanted}} {{ifcnth|2009|TBD of 24}} </td></tr></table>
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<table style="width:100%;margin-bottom:1em;clear:both"><tr><td>{{adventure}} {{fantasy}} {{underground}} {{ifcnth|2009|22nd of 24}} </td></tr></table>
  
{{game infobox|title=zork, buried chaos|image=|author=[[bloodbath]]|publisher=n/a|released=01-Oct-2009|authsystem=[[Inform 7]]|platform=[[Z-code]]|language=English|license=Freeware|color=none|graphics=none|sound=none|cruelty=TBD}}
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{{game infobox|title=zork, buried chaos|image=|author=[[Brad Renshaw]]|publisher=n/a|released=01-Oct-2009|authsystem=[[Inform 7]]|platform=[[Z-code]]|language=English|license=Freeware|color=none|graphics=none|sound=none|cruelty=TBD}}
  
 
==How It Begins==
 
==How It Begins==
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You might be anyone, carrying nothing. You were exploring the underground empire when a sudden cave-in trapped you inside. Now you must try to escape. You begin in a small room featuring an elvish sword, a brass lantern, several crates, and a hole.
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==Notable Features==
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* Although the game mentions "[[Zork]]" in its title, it appears only to signal that the game is a "[[cave crawl]]", and a very generic one at that. The only obvious traces of Zork-ness in the game appear to be all in the initial room: the [[brass lantern]], the [[elvish sword]], and the mention that you're in an "[[Great Underground Empire|underground empire]]".
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* Several [[bug]]s, including a missing [[room connection]] which makes the game [[unwinnable]] during normal play. However, if the player is very lucky, it is possible for the player character to be [[teleportation|teleported]] to a location where an essential item can be found that makes winning the game possible, albeit by skipping most of the game. However, it is also possible for the game to teleport the PC to his own location, resulting in an infinite loop.
  
 
==Versions==
 
==Versions==
 
===Release 1===
 
===Release 1===
* ''zork, buried chaos'' ([[bloodbath]]; 01-Oct-2009; [[Z-code]]).
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* ''zork, buried chaos'' ([[Brad Renshaw]] as "bloodbath"; 01-Oct-2009; [[Z-code]]).
 
** sereal number 099518.<br>Created with inform 7 build 5u92. release 1.
 
** sereal number 099518.<br>Created with inform 7 build 5u92. release 1.
 
** {{babel|ifid=2CDB0D8C-CF65-443E-BCC9-184CD75699D5}}
 
** {{babel|ifid=2CDB0D8C-CF65-443E-BCC9-184CD75699D5}}
** [[IF Comp 2009]]: xth place of 24 entries.
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** [[IF Comp 2009]]: 22nd place of 24 entries.
 
** {{ifarchive|games/competition2009/zcode/zorkburiedchaos/|zork,%20buried%20chaos.zblorb}}
 
** {{ifarchive|games/competition2009/zcode/zorkburiedchaos/|zork,%20buried%20chaos.zblorb}}
  
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* {{baf game|zork, buried chaos|3215}}.
 
* {{baf game|zork, buried chaos|3215}}.
 
* {{ifdb game|zork, buried chaos|3h3rpvtk3f8ip60n}}.
 
* {{ifdb game|zork, buried chaos|3h3rpvtk3f8ip60n}}.
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* {{ifwizz|zork, buried chaos|zork-buried-chaos-(2009-us)}}.
  
 
===Reviews===
 
===Reviews===
'''SPOILER WARNING:''' the following links contain (potentially spoilery) reviews of this game from the current IF Comp. You might prefer to wait until you've played the game before reading them, if you intend to judge the competition and don't want to be influenced.
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* [http://maga-dogg.livejournal.com/361108.html Review] by [[Sam Kabo Ashwell]].
 
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* [http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4188#p4188 Review] by [[Renee Choba]].
 
* [http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4188#p4188 Review] by [[Renee Choba]].
* [http://minimumsafedistance.org/post/203221728/if-comp-09-review-zork-buried-chaos Review] by [[Riff Conner]].
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* {{link|url=https://minimumsafedistance.org/2009/10/03/post203221728/ |archive=https://web.archive.org/web/20161207033141/https://minimumsafedistance.org/2009/10/03/post203221728/|Review}} by [[Riff Conner]].
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* [http://www.infodarkness.com/if/zorkbc.html Review] by [[Dark Star]].
 
* [http://anothermrlizard.wordpress.com/2009/10/31/if-zork-buried-chaos/ Review] by [[Ben Dixon]].
 
* [http://anothermrlizard.wordpress.com/2009/10/31/if-zork-buried-chaos/ Review] by [[Ben Dixon]].
 
* [http://gruelove.wordpress.com/2009/10/11/if-comp-2009-zork-buried-chaos/ Review] by [[Shane Fitzgerald-Gale]].
 
* [http://gruelove.wordpress.com/2009/10/11/if-comp-2009-zork-buried-chaos/ Review] by [[Shane Fitzgerald-Gale]].
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* [http://www.bubblycloud.com/ifcomp2009/#zbc Review] by [[David Fletcher]].
 
* [http://islemaster.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/ifcomp-2009/#zorkburied Review] by [[FrozenIsles Productions]].
 
* [http://islemaster.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/ifcomp-2009/#zorkburied Review] by [[FrozenIsles Productions]].
 
* [http://gamingphilosopher.blogspot.com/2009/10/if-competition-zork-buried-chaos.html Review] by [[Victor Gijsbers]].
 
* [http://gamingphilosopher.blogspot.com/2009/10/if-competition-zork-buried-chaos.html Review] by [[Victor Gijsbers]].
* [http://www.octopusoverlords.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1465856#p1465856 Review] by [[Hipolito]].
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* {{link|url=http://www.octopusoverlords.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1465856#p1465856|archive=|Review}} by [[Hipolito]].
 
* [http://nbhorvath.blogspot.com/2009/11/reviews-of-selected-2009-if-comp-games.html Review] by [[N. B. Horvath]].
 
* [http://nbhorvath.blogspot.com/2009/11/reviews-of-selected-2009-if-comp-games.html Review] by [[N. B. Horvath]].
 
* [http://www.ricordius.com/others/ifcomp09/zbchaos.htm Review] by [[Christopher Huang]].
 
* [http://www.ricordius.com/others/ifcomp09/zbchaos.htm Review] by [[Christopher Huang]].
 
* [http://cobaltnine.dreamwidth.org/108214.html Review] by [[Imrihamun]] (Cobaltnine).
 
* [http://cobaltnine.dreamwidth.org/108214.html Review] by [[Imrihamun]] (Cobaltnine).
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* [http://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=3h3rpvtk3f8ip60n&review=9180 Review] by [[JonathanCR]] - at [[IFDB]].
 
* [http://houseinrlyeh.blogspot.com/2009/10/short-thoughts-on-if-comp-2009-games-ii.html Review] by [[Denis Klotz]].
 
* [http://houseinrlyeh.blogspot.com/2009/10/short-thoughts-on-if-comp-2009-games-ii.html Review] by [[Denis Klotz]].
* [http://forum.ifiction.ru/viewtopic.php?pid=16078#p16078 Review (in Russian)] by [[Valentine Kopteltsev]] (uux).
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* [http://forum.ifiction.ru/viewtopic.php?pid=16078#p16078 Review (in Russian)] and {{dead link|url=http://www.wurb.com/if/game/3215|archive=|Baf's Guide review}} by [[Valentine Kopteltsev]] (uux).
 
* [http://second-truth.blogspot.com/2009/10/if-comp-2009-zork-buried-chaos.html Review] by [[Amanda Lange]].
 
* [http://second-truth.blogspot.com/2009/10/if-comp-2009-zork-buried-chaos.html Review] by [[Amanda Lange]].
 
* [http://yhlee.livejournal.com/1592109.html Review] by [[Yoon Ha Lee]].
 
* [http://yhlee.livejournal.com/1592109.html Review] by [[Yoon Ha Lee]].
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* [http://www.sparkynet.com/spag/backissues/spag56.html#zork Review] by [[Juhana Leinonen]] - in [[SPAG]].
 
* [http://mcmartin.livejournal.com/118654.html Review] by [[Michael Martin]].
 
* [http://mcmartin.livejournal.com/118654.html Review] by [[Michael Martin]].
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* [http://www.the-wabe.com/if-comp-2009/#zorkburiedchaos Review] by [[Rob Menke]].
 
* [http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4337#p4337 Review] by [[George Oliver]].
 
* [http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4337#p4337 Review] by [[George Oliver]].
 
* [http://www.superdoomedplanet.com/blog/?p=358 Review] by [[Wesley Osam]].
 
* [http://www.superdoomedplanet.com/blog/?p=358 Review] by [[Wesley Osam]].
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* [http://pissylittlesausages.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/if-comp-09-bloodbaths-zork-buried-chaos/ Review] by [[Jenni Polodna]].
 
* [http://pissylittlesausages.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/if-comp-09-bloodbaths-zork-buried-chaos/ Review] by [[Jenni Polodna]].
 
* [http://newlin.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/if-comp-2009-zork-buried-chaos/ Review] by [[George Shannon]].
 
* [http://newlin.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/if-comp-2009-zork-buried-chaos/ Review] by [[George Shannon]].
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* [http://inky.org/if/comp09.html#zorkburiedchaos Review] by [[Dan Shiovitz]].
 
* [http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4136#p4136 Review] by [[Mike Snyder]].
 
* [http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4136#p4136 Review] by [[Mike Snyder]].
 
* [http://ralphmerridew.livejournal.com/5831.html Review] by [[Mark J. Tilford]] (ralphmerridew).
 
* [http://ralphmerridew.livejournal.com/5831.html Review] by [[Mark J. Tilford]] (ralphmerridew).
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* {{ifarchive|games/competition2009/zcode/zorkburiedchaos/|walkthrough.txt}}. Walkthrough by the author.
 
* {{ifarchive|games/competition2009/zcode/zorkburiedchaos/|walkthrough.txt}}. Walkthrough by the author.
  
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Latest revision as of 02:15, 27 December 2016

Adventure
Adventure
Fantasy
Fantasy
Under­ground
Under­ground
Green IF comp ribbon.png
IF Comp 2009
22nd of 24
zork, buried chaos
Author(s) Brad Renshaw
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) 01-Oct-2009
Authoring system Inform 7
Platform(s) Z-code
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Multimedia
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Ratings
Cruelty scale Cruelty to be determined

How It Begins

You might be anyone, carrying nothing. You were exploring the underground empire when a sudden cave-in trapped you inside. Now you must try to escape. You begin in a small room featuring an elvish sword, a brass lantern, several crates, and a hole.

Notable Features

  • Although the game mentions "Zork" in its title, it appears only to signal that the game is a "cave crawl", and a very generic one at that. The only obvious traces of Zork-ness in the game appear to be all in the initial room: the brass lantern, the elvish sword, and the mention that you're in an "underground empire".
  • Several bugs, including a missing room connection which makes the game unwinnable during normal play. However, if the player is very lucky, it is possible for the player character to be teleported to a location where an essential item can be found that makes winning the game possible, albeit by skipping most of the game. However, it is also possible for the game to teleport the PC to his own location, resulting in an infinite loop.

Versions

Release 1

Links

General info

Reviews

Spoilers