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Pen and the Dark, The

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Full titlePen and the Dark, The
Also known asUnorthodox Engineers: The Pen and the Dark, The
Year of release1984
PublisherMosaic Publishing Ltd (UK)
Author(s)Keith Campbell
Tie-in licenceColin Kapp (UK) (book: Unorthodox Engineers, The)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
TypeAdventure: Text
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£9.95
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeNone
Additional infoFeatures Bookware
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the BBC Micro and Commodore 64
Score 4.50 (4 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator PenAndTheDarkThe.tzx.zip18,750(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator PenAndTheDarkThe(different).tzx.zip20,357(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator PenAndTheDarkThe.tap.zip18,899((non-TZX) TAP tape image)

Additional material
PenAndTheDarkThe.gif1,384(Loading screen)
PenAndTheDarkThe.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
PenAndTheDarkThe.gif3,547(In-game screen)
PenAndTheDarkThe.txt74,657(English instructions)
PenAndTheDarkThe.jpg271,377(Cassette inlay)

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