E S C A P E
This program works on all Atari computers with at least one meg of
RAM, a color monitor, and a DS/DD disk drive. The File selector box
display messes up on a Falcon, but the game runs perfectly other
To load Escape, simply double click 'ESCAPE.PRG' from your disk or
hard dirve. Escape needs to be played in low resolution. When the game
is finished loading, push the mouse button to begin the game.
More- While this box is highlighted, push the mouse button to
continue viewing additional text. None of the other commands will
work until all the text has been displayed.
Load - This icon, allows you to load a previously saved game.
Save - by pushing this button, you can save your game in progress
to puck up at a later time.
New - This icon allows you to restart the game or Exit the
Inv - To display your current inventory push on Inv. You can only
carry a maximum of 8 items at any time.
N S W E - these direction icons dictate the direction you can travel
in the game. If the direction is highlighted, you may move that
direction by clicking on the desired icon.
Score - This will show your current score out of 100.
Hint - This will give you a hint to a particular area. Only use
this icon if it is absolutely necessary. Try to fight any temptation.
The following commands require additional input. After you activate
one, it will display an unfinished sentence. You must then complete the
sentence by typing the word in the space provided. (eg. Look at ______).
Pressing the ESC key while inputing will abort the command.
Look - Push this to look at an item or area. If you want a general
discription of the area, type the name of the area you are at (eg. Look at
bedroom---). The name or the area is located reight above your typing
line. To look at any other item, type in the name of the item to look at.
Open - Use this icon to open an object in your area, such as a door.
Close - Use this to close an object in your area, such as a door.
Yell - If you have a need for loudness, you can use the yell
icon to let it out.
Read - The read icon is used for reading what is written on an
Get - This button will get an object and put it in your inventory,
to be used at any time.
Drop - you can drop any item from your inventory with this icon.
Throw - If dropping is not expressive enough, you can hurl any
object from the inventory using this icon.
Eat - This is a multi-function icon. You can eat or drink with it.
(eg. Eat sandwich__)
Use - this is also a multi-function icon. If you cannot do something
with any of the previous commands, then use this icon to accomplish your
task. Using some objects may request a second input. Pressing ESC
from the second input, does not abort the command, but does discontinue
that input. Only endter additional infromation if the computer requests