by Sentient Software
Oo-Topos (or "Oops-Toops", as Michael Berlyn himself affectionately
calls it) was originally published by the small, obscure Sentient Software
as an all-text, two-word parser adventure before being picked up by
PolarWare in mid-1980s and converted to graphical. This version didn't
have a box, just a thin cardboard folder with instructions printed on
the inside. Sentient's Cyborg
is the same way.
I came across this on an Apple II newsgroup by pure luck, back in my
college days, and it's one of the first non-Infocom games I bought for
my collection (back before I even realized I was in fact collecting).
It cost me a grand total of five dollars.
And yes, it has been signed by Berlyn (by pure coincidence, on my
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