Amnesia: The X-Street Indexer ~ interactive code wheel online

Amnesia: The X-Street Indexer

The X-Street Indexer - Compliments of The Sunderland Hotel

Explanation of the Amnesia codewheel: At a certain points in the game, someone will ask you for the nearest cross street for a certain address. Simply line up the next highest street address number on the outer wheel with the proper street name on the inner wheel. The small window in the inner wheel shows the nearest cross street.


This is scan of Commodore 64 version of The X-Street Indexer.
Thanks to ~ Steverd from ~ for codewheel source scans.

The Game

Amnesia is a 1986 text adventure by Cognetics Corporation. It was written by science fiction author Thomas M. Disch and programmed by Kevin Bentley. It was published by Electronic Arts for DOS and Apple II. A version for Commodore 64 was released in 1987. The game begins as the player's character awakens in a midtown Manhattan hotel room with absolutely no memory. He has no clothes and no money, and doesn't even remember what he looks like. The player soon discovers he is engaged to a woman he cannot remember, a strange man is trying to kill him, and the state of Texas wants him for murder. From here, the player must unravel the events in his life that led him to this point.
In addition to being a text adventure, the game's major innovation was simulating life in Manhattan. Disch's model covered every block and street corner south of 110th Street. A hard-copy map of the streets and subways of Manhattan was included in the packaging. Players moved from place to place on foot, and had to reach destinations at the correct time of day to initiate plot developments. Stores opened and closed at the correct times, street lights went on, and other aspects of New York City life were simulated. Almost 4000 separate Manhattan locations, including 650 streets, were part of the game. In this aspect, along with the player's freedom of movement (most of the time), Amnesia can be seen as a forerunner of the sandbox game.

Instructions: You can turn the wheel by drag & move the mouse over or press the left/right arrow keys on your keyboard or by click on arrow-buttons. At the top of the page, click on layer buttons to select Active code wheel layer.