''The Trail of Anguish'' is a loose prequel to Andrew Walters's earlier sci-fi adventure game ''VideoGame/ThePerilsOfAkumos''. Loose in that though the games share a universe, this one has a totally different setting and tone. It takes place on a college campus, where you play a student hunting down a crazed killer. In all the time when you're ''not'' dealing with this allegedly deadly threat, you're just doing a series of college activities, varying from bizarre tasks for professors to just eating and sleeping.

The game's available online through [[http://www.rinkworks.com/adventure/ Rinkworks]].

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!!This game provides examples of:

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer - Not just big enough to walk through but big enough to build and fly a hovercraft through.
* EatingLunchAlone: You have to do this. Eating the food turns out to be its own challenge.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater - If you believe the dinner presentation, this explains Silas and Verna's confusion.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Chris is on an adventure of his own, complete with a ridiculous inventory. He claims that ''everyone'' is one some sort of adventure.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Spoofed with Chris - you question the ability to bring your large inventory on your date; he reveals a bicycle he's been carrying without your noticing.
* NobodyPoops: If you try, the game informs you that you don't need to because "this is an adventure game after all."
* JerkJock: A gang of them, who chase nerds because, maybe, they think they're still in high school?
* SequelHook: There's a rather sudden one, leaving your character's fate unknown. The sequel is still promised, but it's been [[DevelopmentHell more than a decade]]...
* StarvingStudent: Your poverty confines you to a shabby dorm, and you can't afford clothes.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: Silas and Verna, in yours. [[spoiler: Then, in the closing scene, the tables turn, and YOU're trapped in another world]].
* TwentyMinutesInTheFuture: It takes place in 2073, but other than a futuristic car, the setting departs little from a contemporary one.
* WackyCollege: Of the "mad, disturbing professors" variety.