Relax. Take a deep breath and leave your body behind. You're now the Orb of Id,
ready to bump, roll, and crash through ten different planes of an insane, 3D
puzzle. Slide around shocking, electric seas, bounce off invisible walls, and
pick up keys and amulets to escape disturbingly infinite mazes. Move fast to
finish each plane in time, but don't get careless - one step over the edge and
you'll fall into the deep, dark Void of Freud.
From the opening screens, press the fire button to see the Choose Plane table.
Select the plane you want to play by typing its number, then press the fire
button to begin. After you successfully complete a plane you return to the Choose
Plane table to select the next plane.
Time is your worst enemy. The upper right corner of the screen shows the time
units you have left to complete the plane. As you roll through the planes, keep
an eye out for the symbols below. Some are beneficial, some are bothersome, and
some are downright lethal. Touch the Goal to complete each plane. You end a game
and return to the Choose Plane table if you bump into an Eliminator or time runs out.
Automated Simulations was co-founded by Jon Freeman and Jim Conelley. The company was more of a strategy game developer and publisher at the time, going by the Company motto "Computer Games Thinkers Play." Most of their products were developed for Computers, most importantly the Apple II computer. In 1981, the company was much larger and "office politics" drove Jon Freeman out of the company, and he left to found Free Fall Associates with his wife, Anne Westfall. It was at this time that Jim Conelley also left and started his own company, The Conelley Group which was more of a game developing company, and they let Epyx publish the games they developed.
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