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The Witness was Infocom's 7th game (and the 2nd mystery game). It was written by Stu Galley.

Interactive Fiction for the Commodore 64
The Witness
The Witness (cover) by Infocom
Published: 1984, Infocom
Stu Galley

Difficulty Level: Standard

February 1938, Los Angeles. FDR's New Deal is finally rolling. Hitler's rolling, too; this time through Austria. But as Chief Detective for a quiet burgh on the outskirts of L.A., you've got other fish to fry. One gilt-edged society dame is dead. And now it looks like some two-bit grifter is putting the screws to her multi-millionaire old man. Then you step in, and the shakedown turns ugly. You're left with a stiff and a race against the clock to nail your suspect... unless you get nailed first. Nobody said a sordid family affair like this was going to be a cinch.

The Witness was Infocom's 7th game (and the 2nd mystery game). It was written by Stu Galley.

You are a detective of the 30s and a rich guy came and asked you to protect him. Typically, the poor soul will be murdered soon afterwards, and you have 12 hours to find out who did it. Before arresting someone, be sure that you have discovered the motive, the method used, and if the person had an opportunity to commit the murder.

The Witness
The Witness (game) by Infocom

For more information about the Infocom text adventure game The Witness, please view the Infocom category in the C64 games database or visit the external links to other Infocom related content at the end of this article.

References to Infocom on the internet may also be found under the software company Activision, which bought Infocom in 1986.

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The text excerpt in italics below the credit information is taken from the cover of the game and ©Copyright 1984 Infocom.

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