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    • Mystics Anonymous is the brainchild project of Jeff Steblea, a fantastic songwriter and good friend of mine, as well. In fact, I even played the drums on all but one of the tracks on this album. Jef
  • Rock Spectacle

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Horror Text Adventure Game The First Mile Released For Mac, iPod

Malinche Entertainment, drawing from the popularity of such early text adventure games as Zork and Planetfall, has released The First Mile, an "interactive fiction" title in a similar vein. Like its predecessors, The First Mile simply presents the player with a description of his surroundings and a blinking cursor -- he must then type in commands, such as "go north" or "pick up broken glass," to find out what happens next.

The game's horror tale takes the player to Dead Rock, Ark., where supernatural forces have taken over and the goal is to make it out of the town alive. Players can talk to other characters and gain valuable information, solve puzzles that yield important clues and gather objects, including weapons, that may or may not help them defeat the monsters roaming Dead Rock. While there's only one way out of town, The First Mile offers a dozen different endings, depending on the actions the player takes during the game.

Because the iPod doesn't offer a keyboard, that version of the game simply provides the player with different choices. The iPod edition is US$9.95 while the computer version is $19.95 as a download or $29.95, plus $5.00 shipping, delivered on CD. Malinche also sells the techno thriller Endgame, the murder mystery Greystone and the fantasy game Pentari: First Light. A sequel to Pentari: First Light is due out in December.

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