Game Classification

The Key 1: Flight From Arcadia Mug Software, 2001  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

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The Key is a freeware graphical adventure game.

It is set in the future on a distant planet (time unknown as time-scale does not seem to match ours). Your objective is to explore an abandoned colony and uncover The Key to the power source of The Hub, the universe's central power source.

The game consists of numerous rendered stills which are clicked in hotspots to navigate from location to location. Apart from moving from location to location and zooming in and out all interaction with the game is done via many 'panels' which can be accessed in numerous locations. Atmospheric sound-effects and some animations are also included.

Unlike many adventure games this one has no inventory, the whole game is resolved by interacting with panels using information gained from other panels. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : PC (Windows)