That sounds really neat. Pity I seem to have to teleport my Mac back to 1997 to be able to play it, though.
On the topic of text adventures, the most fracking brilliant one I played recently (or... at all, in the last 10 years) is Counterfeit Monkey, where you can change reality by manipulating words using (mostly illegal) high-tech devices such a letter-removing guns, homonym paddles, reversing mirrors and the like.
For example, suppose you needed to go down the highway, but have no vehicle. Fortunately, there is a chair near-by. Zap out the 'i' and you're left with a fish flopping on the ground -- a char. Zap out the 'h' and drive away in your brand-new car. (Assuming you have the keys, of course.)
Or need to remove a screw? Try ordering a vodka-orange juice drink from the local pub and using the homonym paddle.
It's extremely well-thought-out, and takes place in a very deep and believable world. (Here's a random review.)