What Once Was by NecroDeath

You are in the final year of your PhD, your research topic is theoretical temporal mechanics (Time-Travel to the layman), your thesis conclusion is that it is possible in theory but impossible in practice.

You are in your office when you receive an urgent email from your supervisor Professor Weck asking for you to meet him in the laboratory.

Travel through time, navigate the perils of academia and solve the mystery of your missing supervisor.

Note: This game was an entry into the IFCOMP 2017 (https://ifcomp.org/comp/2017)

It is heavily recommended that you download the Quest software (free) and play offline to avoid game hangs due to game server freezes.

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Review by K.V.
04 Oct 2017
"What Once Was..."

(Oh, just you wait until you get to that line during play! It's so GOOD!)


What Once Was is what INFOCOM games would have been, if they weren't too busy frustrating the player.

It is pun-filled Sci-Fi/Comedy at its finest!

So, grab your ID, make sure you've got your requisition form at the ready, and don't forget to bring some cheese!

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Written for Quest 5.5
Published 01 Oct 2017
Updated 10 Mar 2018