MOSAIC PUBLISHING has coined a new word to describe its program, The Width of The World - bookware. The game is an uninspiring text adventure, limited in the number of locations and the number of problems to solve.
You play the character Alan Roxbury, whose wife Sarah disappeared some seven years ago when over-population caused the world to expand in some mysterious way, creating gaps in the fabric of space into which Sarah disappeared. The depressing tale is told in the accompanying booklet, an unexceptional piece of writing by Ian Watson.
Your task is to discover one of the gaps, pass through it and rescue your wife. Most of the usual two-word commands are accepted by the program, which also includes a few long-winded graphics pictures of locations.
It is unlikely that many people will readily identify with a middle-aged Volvo driver who smokes Gauloises and makes maps of the world for a living. In the case of The Width of The World, for bookware read boreware.