Circuit’s Edge

Year: 1990 (some site’s also list 1989, but based on this site it was distributed in 1990)

Publisher: Infocom

Developer: Westwood Associates

Country: USA

Genre: Interactive fiction, role-playing

Platform: PC

Circuit’s Edge is a PC game loosely based on the novel When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger, who also wrote the game script. The player-character is detective Marîd Audra and the game is set in a fictional Middle-Eastern city, in a cyber-punk, dystopic future.

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Sexuality and gender in Circuit’s Edge


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