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A Locked Door. A Dead Man.

And 12 hours to solve the murder.

The player acts as a detective investigating a supposed suicide. They meet other characters and must examine their motives, as well as evidence in the environment.

Infocom had become well-known for the success of the first two Zork games. Deadline was to become the first of what they became well known for - text-based adventure games that came packaged with a generous amount of 'feelies'. These have numerous benefits - acting as a kind of copy protection, as the essential information on them could not fit inside the game. Also, they were difficult to reproduce, and so playing without them would be difficult. The game was very well received by critics.

Platform : Atari XL
Format : 5.25" disk
Publisher : Infocom
Authors : Infocom
Date : 1982
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Other Software by Infocom:

Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
The Lost Treasures of Infocom Infocom Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk Unknown
Zork I Infocom Atari 8 Bit Cartridge Unknown
Deadline Infocom Atari XL 5.25" disk 1982
Zork III Infocom Commodore Plus 4 5.25" Floppy disk 1984
Cutthroats (Disk) Infocom Atari 8 Bit 5.25 Disk 1984
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Infocom Commodore 64 Cassette 1984
Seastalker Infocom Atari XL/XE 5.25" Floppy Disk 1984
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Disk) Infocom Atari 8 Bit 5.25 Disk 1985
Enchanter Infocom Amstrad CPC464 3" Disk 1985
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Infocom Amiga 3.5" Floppy Disk 1986
Hollywood Hi Jinx Infocom Atari ST 3.5" floppy disk 1986
Leather Goddesses Of Phobos Infocom Commodore 64 5.25" Floppy disk 1986
Zork Zero Infocom Commodore Amiga 3.5" Floppy Disk 1988
Planetfall Infocom Commodore Amiga 3.5 Disk 1988
Zork 1 Infocom Commodore Amiga 3.5 Disk 1990
Zork II Infocom Commodore Amiga 3.5 Disk 1991

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