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Take on the role of George Pike, a happy go lucky chap renting a yacht on the holiday of his lifetime in the 1960s. George is accompanied by his partner, sleeping on the lower deck, and Ruffles, George's trusty dog.

While dozing off to sleep in the sunshine of the upper deck you awake to find yourself on the quarter deck of a mysterious, seemingly abandoned historic ship. 

Only Ruffles the dog and the clothes you are wearing appear to be the same. You begin to survey your surroundings you immediately notice a stillness in the air, and no-one in sight.

Yet the ship appears to be far out to sea with no land in sight. You call out in hope that someone may hear you but to no avail.

Ruffles begins to sniff, circling with his nose to the deck. Has he smelt something?

Can you discover why George arrived here? Can you find a way off the ship and back to your yacht and partner? And will Ruffles safely make it along with you? 

An adventure awaits you in this unusual two part IF text adventure for the BBC Micro (or suitable Windows/Mac emulator). 


Free (or donation):

  • Main download ssd disk image for BBC Micro & Acorn Electron or emulator
  • Full instruction pdf document
  • Document how to play on an emulator

$2 donation or more:
All of the above +

  • Clue sheets for parts one and two
  • Yachting Weekly spoof front page - stories from the high seas
  • Source files - access the BBC Micro & Acorn Electron Quill source files to see how the game is constructed
  • Island map
  • A warm fuzzy feeling supporting the developer!


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Ghostship Delgado for BBC Micro (v1.2) 100 kB
Ghostship Delgado for Acorn Electron (v1.2) 100 kB
Ghostship Delgado Instructions 269 kB
Instructions how to play on an emulator 354 kB
Ghostship Delgado Part One Clue Sheet 246 kB
if you pay $2 USD or more
Ghostship Delgado Part Two Clue Sheet 246 kB
if you pay $2 USD or more
Yachting Weekly Spoof Front Page 345 kB
if you pay $2 USD or more
Island Map 211 kB
if you pay $2 USD or more
GhostshipDelgado_BBC_Srcfiles(GilsoftQuill)(R1.2) 42 kB
if you pay $2 USD or more
GhostshipDelgado_Electron_Srcfiles(GilsoftQuill)(R1.2) 50 kB
if you pay $2 USD or more

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A very nice game! I'm still testing. A walkthrough would be nice.

I've dropped you a pm on IntFiction.org :)

Thank you, Sir.