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Title: Gruds in Space Publisher: Sirius Software
Type: Game Author:
Author:
Chuck Sommerville
Joseph Dudar

Year of release:

1983
Platforms: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64
Copies sold: Approximately 2000

A graphic adventure where the player, helped by the Gruds, an extraterrestrial race, seeks to bring a rare fuel to a spaceship stranded on Pluto. The game was developed on the Apple II and later ported to the C-64 and Atari. There are rumours of an MS-DOS port; this was never released and likely never completed (or even started).

Development of the game took approximately 6 months. From author Chuck Sommerville: "I had been a player of adventure games for a while. My first adventure games were the Scott Adams Avdentures from Adventure International, and I also played the adventure games from Sirius. Sirius had already published my first game [ed: Snake Byte]. Gruds in Space was written especially for them and features the company mascot, the Grud."

Gruds in Space was one of the last Sirius releases and only came in the box style of packaging.

SCREENSHOTS


Apple II


Apple II


Apple II


Apple II

PACKAGING VARIATIONS


Box - Apple II

Box - Atari
(no pictures available)

Box - Commodore 64
(no pictures available)



DISK IMAGES

gruds_in_space_front.dsk (Apple II)
Gruds in Space front side (cracked)

gruds_in_space_back.dsk (Apple II)
Gruds in Space back side



GAMES
Amnesia
Beneath Apple Manor
Dogfight
Gruds in Space
Mystery House
Real Life
The Lost Ark of the Covenant
The Princess and the Valley of Fire
Whiz Kid

OTHERS
Amnesia manuscript
Real Life reviews


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