A downloadable game for Windows

"Dancing with Fear" (1958, directed by Víctor Ojuel).

In this forgotten classic of Golden Age Hollywood, a vedette fallen on hard times (Salomé  Vélez) finds herself enmeshed in a tangle of political intrigue, romance and betrayal in a Caribbean republic. Torn between her love for a  smuggler, the lust of a corrupt policeman and the machinations of a Soviet intelligence operative, the protagonist navigates the dangers of a high-society party on the eve of revolution. As she tries to survive through that fateful night, the memories of her past will come to haunt her. Controversial at the time for its depiction of Cold War politics and morally ambiguous protagonist. (120 minutes, Technicolor, in-game hint system).

1958: Dancing with Fear is a parser-based interactive fiction created for the Interactive Fiction Competition 2017, where it made the Top Ten: https://ifcomp.org/comp/2017?compact=1

 Click here to play it online

To download and play it offline, please see "Install instructions" below.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
AuthorVictor Ojuel
GenreAdventure, Interactive Fiction
TagsDetective, ifcomp-2017, parser, Text based, Thriller
Average sessionA few hours

Install instructions

Install instructions

To play 1958: Dancing with Fear offline you need to open the .gblorb file from the Glulxe interpreter. To do that:

  1. download the 1958: Dancing with Fear gblorb file and the Glulxe installer.
  2. install Glulxe.
  3. open Glulxe, and from within it, open the 1958: Dancing with Fear gblorb file.
  4. Enjoy!


1958- Dancing With Fear.gblorb 1 MB
WinGlulxeInstaller.exe 777 kB

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