Witness, The (PC, 5 1/4" Disk) Infocom - 1983 USA, Canada Release

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Witness, The
Product ID 51051-01106
Product UPC 051051011064
Platform(s) PC
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1983
Publisher(s) Infocom
Category(s) Entertainment, Adventure, Text, Text Mystery
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Interactive Fiction.
Mystery.
Standard Level.

Somebody's going to take the deep six!
You've got a bird's-eye lowdown on the caper... and 12 hours to crack the case.

February 1938, Los Angeles.
FDR's New Deal is finally rolling. Hitler's rolling, too; this time through Austria. But as Chief Detective for a quiet burgh on the outskirts of L.A., you've got other fish to fry.

One gilt-edged society dame is dead. And now it looks like some two-bit grifter is putting the screws to her multi-millionaire old man. Then you step in, and the shakedown turns ugly. You're left with a stiff and a race against the clock to nail your suspect..unless you get nailed first!

Nobody said a sordid family affair like this was going to be a cinch. Everyone from the knock-out heiress to the poker-faced butler may end up in the slammer before it's over. Ahead of you is a Gordian knot of motives and alibis. And the only testimony you can trust is that of your own eyes- because you are The Witness.

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To find the Infocom interactive story that's right for you, just choose any one marked with the level of difficulty listed below that best matches your current level of interactive skill.

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Standard: Good introductory level for adults. This is Infocom's most popular level of interactive fiction.

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Expert: For real diehards seeking the ultimate challenge in interactive fiction.

Then find out what it's like to get inside a story. Get one from Infocom. Because with Infocom's interactive fiction, there's room for you on every disk.

System Requirements

PC MS-DOS 2.0
Required CPU XT 8088/8086
Required RAM 64K

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