Thaum: (noun). A unit of magical energy
Eric Knight is a confused young man who was a famous child prodigy inventor, but who hasn’t seen much success since. Strange things always seem to happen around Eric—door knobs fall off in his hands, computer screens go blank when he touches them, alarms go off randomly as he walks by.
Today, he will find out why.
Thaumistry: In Charm's Way is a hilarious text adventure from award-winning Infocom and Legend Entertainment author Bob Bates.
Set in present-day New York City, the game is a joke-a-minute romp filled with offbeat characters, improbable spells, and well-crafted puzzles.
- Spoiler-free, context-sensitive hint system.
- In-game map.
-Advanced parser, for a modern update of Interactive Fiction.
- Digital CyberFeelies™ to round out that classic text adventure experience.
- Thaumistry is USDA approved,* gluten-free, and contains 0 grams of cholesterol.
*No it’s not.
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Thank you, Bob!
I’m only halfway through, but couldn’t wait to say something about it. This was a nice surprise that I found a couple of days ago. I’ve bought and played over 30 or so Infocom originals, including, as it appears, a couple by this very author. I had been more familiar with Dave Lebling, Mark Blank, Steve Meretsky, and Brian Moriarty. This particular work reminds me of everything great that those gentlemen accomplished, plus it surpasses their efforts by using techniques that have been further refined in this genre since Infocom shut down. I hope that it does not disappear, since I believe it still has a lot to offer. Possibly an educational angle may keep it going? Thank you for making this one.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.