Hibernated 1 – This Place is Death
Have you ever dreamed about a journey far beyond the known regions of the universe? Hibernated 1: This Place is Death is a Science-Fiction text adventure for C64/C128, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and MS-DOS. It is the first interactive story in an epic trilogy centered around Olivia Lund, who has been sent on an interplanetary exploration mission by the Terran Alliance.
After being in hypersleep for more than 200 years and with more than 800 light-years being travelled, her ship, the Polaris-7, crosses paths with a gigantic alien vessel and is captured by a tractor beam. Olivia soon finds out that this may not be her only problem. There is no communication and there are no signs of life. The extraterrestrial spacecraft just continues to drift through the cosmic void, something it seems to be doing for thousands of years now. This is a tomb in-between the stars, which Olivia has to enter to extricate herself from this interstellar trap. Io, the navigation robot of the Polaris-7, is probably her only friend now. Far away from home and surrounded by death and decay, she found the answer to one of the greatest questions of mankind. Are we alone? The answer is: yes, out here, we are more alone than ever.
Hibernated 1 is available for five legacy computer systems, including the most important European home computers of the 80s. Each version comes with unique features: the Commodore 64 version has the fastest parser and a look which resembles the wonderful Infocom adventures, the Spectrum version works in 48k mode due to text compression, both the Amstrad CPC and the C128 version support 80 columns.
The feedback for the game has been overwhelming, it will be featured in the Zzap!64 and Crash 2019 Annuals. Hibernated 1 is published by Pond Software and will also be available as a physical release with extra goodies and a bonus adventure later this year. The bonus adventure “Eight Feet Under” will tell an untold part of the Hibernated story. Hibernated 1 downloads are available from Pond.