A fan wrote the following letter, which I’m including in its entirety. They’re right, this game appears to have completely disappeared and can’t be found. But maybe some kind souls can help. As I and others add more and more information, perhaps more knowledge about the game can arrive – but I’m pretty sure the chances of us playing the actual game again are gone.
Thank you for your interesting site.
I cannot find the text game Dor Sageth, nor its source code anywhere on today’s Internet. I would love to be able to play it again.
YOU ARE STANDING IN A…. (PART OF A SPACESHIP) …
I played it when I was logged on to GEnie Basic Services. GEnie (General Electric Network for Information Exchange) was an online service created by a General Electric business – that ran from 1985 through the end of 1999. In 1994, GEnie claimed around 350,000 users.
It was an off-shoot of the Colossal Cave adventure game.
Dor Sageth bits of information:
October 2, 2010 4:40am
What about Dor Sageth? It was a text adventure game that took place aboard an abandoned alien space ship. It was hosted on GEnie, which was later acquired by Compuserve I think.
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Sep 19, 2005 … I think it was called “Dor Sageth”. It was a huge inter-galactic spaceship and the goal was to get to the command room and take control. Love that game! Wonder if anyone else recalls it.
Are computer games your pleasure?CompuServe has a few:I Blackjack (GAM-60)0 Dor Sageth (GAM-527)I Football (GAM-27)0 Golf (GAM-21)I Hangman (GAM-Z3)O Lunar Lander (GAM-24)0 Megawars (MEGA1 through MEGA3)0 New Adventure (GAM-50)For a list of games, go gam-1
Black Dragon… descend through the dungeon and slay the black dragon
Castle Quest… dungeon adventure
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Dor Sageth… dungeon adventure
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I can’t remember now whether it was Quantum Link or The Source (anyone remember them?) that had a great game that I spent way too many hours playing. I think it was called “Dor Sageth”. It was a huge inter-galactic spaceship and the goal was to get to the command room and take control. Love that game! Wonder if anyone else recalls it.
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