What a trotting krip! Since your incredible heroics in Planetfall,
where you risked life and limb to save the planet Resida, things have
hardly changed at all. Sure, you were promoted to Lieutenant First
Class, but this only meant that your dull life of cleaning grotch
cages was replaced by an equally dull life of paperwork. Now you've
got another assignment tailor- made for a grotchbrain: pilot a
spacetruck to a nearby station to pick up a load of trivial forms. Trot
and double trot!
But all is not lost. By a happy twist of fate, your companion for
the journey is your old pal Floyd! That's right, it's the same mischievous
little robot, crayons and paddleball at the ready, who was
your helpful buddy in Planetfall.
Getting to the space station is easy. But once there, you find
it strangely deserted. Even the seedy space village surrounding
the station is missing its ragtag tenants. A spooky alien ship carrying
only an empty pedestal rests in a docking bay. An ostrich and an Arcturian balloon creature are
found, abandoned but in perfect health. The commander's log describes the mysterious breakdown
of machinery, demonstrated by a roving hull-welder who seems bent on your destruction. And finally
even Floyd begins acting oddly...
Steve Meretzky, whose interactive fiction successes include
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyTM
and Leather Goddesses of PhobosTM won a Best Computer Software
Designer award for Planetfall. Infocom fans, consistently rating
Planetfall among their favorite computer games, have been begging for a sequel. Even if you've never
played Planetfall, you will enjoy Stationfall: the puzzles will challenge your intellect, the humor
will keep you laughing, and Floyd will win your heart.