You are the Central Mentality on an advanced semi-automated planet. You were supposed to sleep -- in limited cryogenic suspension -- for the next 500 years, 20 miles beneath the surface of the planet, while the great Filtering Computers maintained all surface systems. But the computers have taken you out of suspension because something is terribly wrong: the weather has become brutal, food production is dangerously low, and the Transportation System is malfunctioning, causing unprecedented accidents and casualties. The planet is in chaos. You yourself cannot move. But you have six robots at your disposal, and you must manipulate them strategically to bring the Filtering Computers back into balance. Each robot has a distinct perception of the world and offers you specific abilities -- one offers you sight, a second hearing, a third access to information in the computer memory. Through the robots, you must save the planet from destruction.
Packaging DetailsThe old "Folio" packaging of Suspended consisted of a recessed white face mask containing an instruction booklet with a congratulatory letter, a laminated coloured cardboard map of the Underground Complex, six robot tracking devices (flat black round plastic chips), and a plastic mask.
The re-release of Suspended used the standard box format which consisted of a grey box with coloured horizontal stripes. It contained "Briefing for the Contra Central Mentality", a cardboard map of the Underground Complex, robot tracking devices (6 black rubber chips), Contra Central Mentality Lottery Card, and a congratulatory letter from Lottery Commission HQ.
This page was freely adapted from Peter Scheyen's excellent Infocom Site