I’ve been slowly going through old hint book collections adding missing games to IFDB (quite a few omissions, which–how?–but okay I’ll do my part) and I’ve come across an outlier: a game not listed in IFDB, MobyGames, or… almost anywhere, really.
Psychosphere by Software Unlimited.
Wrote Kim Schuette:
“You’ve been transported to an alien ship, and if you don’t escape you’ll doubtlessly die. There’s a shuttle craft waiting for you, but you have to find it and figure out how to fly it. As you play you’ll learn why you’re there and be called upon to repair several parts of the ship, including its brain, which proves to be an interesting sequence of moves.”
Forman has it on his old want list and the last trace of it being publicly discussed I’ve found is a 2009 RGIF conversation concluding yup, there it is in Book Of Adventure Games II, no trace of the actual software.
I’ve been able to dig up games that weren’t mainstream enough to warrant precious Kim Schuette book space based on second-hand memories like “there was a submarine”, but this one seems to be Really Not Available.
So, if you see this orphaned game in your neighborhood, please alert your local archiving authorities.