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Spider and Web is a piece of interactive fiction written by Andrew Plotkin. The game was created with Inform 6 and is available as freeware Z-code. Interpreters are available for a wide variety of platforms, and the game can also be played online using a web browser.
What first seems as a vacation soon proves to be something completely different. The game is an intricate spy story told largely through flashbacks. Futuristic in-game technologies in combination with the open-ended properties of text interfaces make this a very challenging science fiction thriller.
1998 XYZZY Awards
Winner: Best Game, Best Puzzles, Best Individual Puzzle, Best Individual NPC, Best Use of Medium
Nominee: Best Writing, Best Story, Best Setting, Best Individual PC
Interactive Fiction Top 50 of all time (2011 edition)
Interactive Fiction Top 50 of all time (2015 edition)