Chrono Quest

For: Amiga, Atari ST

Also Known As

Genres

Main Genre:
Adventure
Sub-Genre:
Detective / Mystery , Puzzle Solving
Perspective:
1st-Person

Overview

Amiga version of Chrono Quest
Amiga version of Chrono Quest

Chrono Quest (also known as Explora: Time Run in France) is an adventure game developed by Infomedia France and released in 1988 for the Amiga and Atari ST. The game begins circa 1920; as the protagonist, players need to uncover who has murdered their father! While exploring his mansion, a time machine is uncovered and players will need to travel the world and time in order to solve the mystery. The game was followed by two sequels, Chrono Quest II and Explora III: Sous le signe du serpent.

Chrono Quest features a first-person view similar to the display in many earlier interactive fiction games which featured a graphics option. Instead of typed commands, however, it uses a point-and-click interface to interact with the environment, solve puzzles, pick up or use items, and more. Along the right side of the screen are a series of icons representing different actions; to perform an action, players need to first click on the appropriate icon and then click in the main graphical area where they would like the action performed. Additionally, a compass is shown along the bottom right allowing movement to an adjacent location and the player's inventory is along the bottom. When necessary, the inventory temporarily disappears and is replaced by text providing feedback or advancing the story.

Roger Dean Chrono Quest bird

Credits

Platform: Amiga
Licensed by: 16/32 Diffusion France
Original program by: Infomedia France
Graphics by: Fabien Begom
Scenario by: Patrick de Mozas, Fabien Begom
Program by: Jean-Marc Cazale (Amiga), Herve Hubert (Atari ST)
Enigma conceived by: Marc Fajal
Technical and artistic direction by: Michel Centelles, Marc Fajal
Coordination by: Michel Centelles
English adaptation by: Marc-Jean Gazo
Title graphics by: Jeff Bramfitt
Music by: David Whittaker
Cover illustration and poster by: Roger Dean

Documentation

Instruction Manual
Amiga, Atari ST