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ADV770

ADV770 Macintosh Starting a new game

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Description

A large re-visitation to Crowther and Woods' Adventure, the first text adventure game, this one works with much of what was previously implemented while adding a great deal of new material to the underground cave complex and its forested aboveground area. To demonstrate, Don Woods' canonical version only featured 350 points, while this one boasts 770. The more recent 550 and 660-point expansions contained 248 and 329 locations, respectively, while this one has 478.

The basic premise and interface remains not far from that of the eternal classic: the player uses a very simple text parser to control the actions of an adventurer treasure-hunting in a series of magical caves and open-air locations. As a notable addition, the VOCABULARY command eliminates a major irritation of text-based games, by providing the full list of verbs required to complete the game, as well as of objects so far encountered by the player.

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ADV770 Windows Learning the magic word, spelunking
ADV770 Macintosh Dying for the last time
ADV770 Browser Instructions, starting location
ADV770 Browser Starting a new game

Alternate Titles

  • "Colossal Cave Adventure" -- superset name

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