JAWS: The Text Adventure
September 17, 2013 12:16 PM   Subscribe

JAWS: The Text Adventure
In 1984, Mirrorsoft commissioned husband-and-wife coding team Dave & Sara Crud to create a blockbuster ZX Spectrum movie tie-in, only for rights holders to back out and leave it unreleased for nearly three decades. Or at least that's the backstory I wrote as my own brief...

It's built from scratch in HTML5, with graphics and sound as authentic as I could get them. There are multiple ending, hidden features and references for fans of both old adventure games and the movie.
Role: Creator
posted by malevolent (7 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by filthy light thief on September 21, 2013: JAWS: The Text Adventure

Any game where I can type "EAT YACHTS" and not get an error is a-okay by me.

Seriously, this is fantastic.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:42 PM on September 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

Though my experience may be colored by the fact that the way I met my maker was pretty epic.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:45 PM on September 17, 2013

Ooh I started a nuclear war. Nice.
posted by jepler at 3:30 PM on September 17, 2013 [2 favorites]

Triple fantastic.
posted by soma lkzx at 6:01 PM on September 17, 2013

Very nice, that was great fun.
posted by theyexpectresults at 11:47 PM on September 17, 2013

I love this. You are my hero.
posted by Pecinpah at 11:03 AM on September 18, 2013

This is excellent, especially the way you've embraced the Speccy aesthetic in the UI and "feel" as well as the gore-geous graphics. I found one of the golden easter eggs too. Love it!
posted by comealongpole at 10:18 AM on September 20, 2013

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