Suspended: A Cryogenic Nightmare
Suspended - A Cryogenic Nightmare (cover) by Infocom
Published: 1983, Infocom
Michael Berlyn

Difficulty Level: Expert

They said you would sleep for half a millennium - not an unreasonable length of time, considering you'd be in limited cryogenic suspension. Your body would rest frozen at the planet's nerve centre, an underground complex 20 miles beneath the surface. Your brain, they told you, would be wired to a network of computers; your mind would continue to operate at a minimal level, overseeing maintenance of surface-side equilibrium. And you would not awake, so they promised until your 500 years had elapsed - barring, of course, the most dire emergency.
Suspended - A Cryogenic Nightmare was Infocom's 6th game after the ZORKs, Deadline, and Starcross, (and the 2nd science fiction game). It was written by Michael Berlyn.

You are the "failsafe" of a computer complex that controls all aspects of a planet's life. Normally you would be asleep for 500 years, but the computer wakes you up because all hell broke loose on the planet and you are the one responsible for putting things back on the right track...

Suspended: A Cryogenic Nightmare
Suspended - A Cryogenic Nightmare (game) by Infocom

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