By A. J. Mako
“The Bridge of Death” is an interactive fiction. Yeah, that’s a real thing. An interactive fiction is a fiction story you play, or maybe it’s an interactive game you read. Long before there were first-person shooters, 3D graphics and virtual reality—even before there were personal computers—this is how people played computer games.
This particular interactive fiction is an adaptation of the Bridge of Death scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It was created exclusively as a learning exercise. It takes about 5 to 10 minutes to play The Bridge of Death unless you spend a lot of time looking around, or you happen to get thrown into the Gorge of Eternal Peril (here’s a hint: DON’T PANIC).
The Bridge of Death was created with Inform and has IFID 9A24A2CB-8EB2-49EE-876D-BA68A2953F2B.