Arcane Quest


Status: Full Game, Findability: 5/5

Also known as: Arcaine Quest

Updates made

10/03/17 – Full game preserved thanks to Kevin Steele.  Case closed!

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Text adventure from Kayde who went into administration at the 26th August 1983. Did Spectrum releases, tried to do C64 and Vic 20 ones, which never seemed to surface.

The game in the advert (Two adverts were submitted by Peter Weighill) was described as follows:

“In his job, Colin Grasmere has investigated many strange and baffling phenomena. Hauntings visions, flying saucers, poltergeists, to name a few. Colin Grasmere is a psychic investigator. Dare you face the beastly one with nothing but a cross and a heart full of purity?”

Originally we did not know exactly how far the game got or if it actually ever got released before the company collapsed, but GTW contributor Kevin Steele recently found the game on Ebay. You can see the inlay and tape of the game in the scans below.

So the game did get a release, and also Kevin found Leopard Lord. The very odd thing is that the game does not come with a proper inlay, and is on a recycled Leopard Lord tape. A game that only just sneaked out when the company was in big trouble?

In March 2017, Kevin managed to get the game backed up and recovered from a damaged tape.  So here it is in its full glory!

Just how many copies are there out there in the world of this?  Case closed!

Contributions: Peter Weighill, Kevin Steele

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  • 3 Responses to Arcane Quest

    1. JDP says:

      Any news about what happened to that rare copy of the game that was found on eBay? The “download coming soon!” advertisement has been around for a while now.

      • fgasking says:

        Good question! – It’s one title i’d forgotten about, as the guy converting hasn’t got back to us. Just chased them now to see how the progress is, but last time we spoke there was issues with the spindles not moving. Could be that we need to find another source for this game.

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