Frustrated and fed up with her husband
's preoccupation with his homebrew microcomputer text adventuring system, his wife (and later Adventure International
contributor) Alexis Adams
hid the master floppy disks of his source code in various spots around the house -- culminating in his finding them in the oven one night, apparently ultimately without the intended, destructive effect. She jokes about the incident: "I guess [it] should have been the start of the first Adventure.
ALL I SEE HERE IS AN OVEN, A SINK, AND A COUNTER.
A SCREAM IS HEARD AS THE OVEN OPENS. EEEK ITS MR ADAMS SCREAMING 'OH NO MY DISKS ALLLLLLLLLLLLEXIS'"
An Adventureland Demo
package was released in 1979. It is a sampler of the original game, brought to the market as a retail demo. As a cut-down version it contains 3 treasures.
When Adams tried to sell the original TRS-80 version, he had to come up with a cheap packaging. As he just had a one-year old kid around the house, he was inspired to use baby bottle liners as instant packaging.
Information also contributed by
- February 1991 (issue #41) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time, section Adventure Games (editorial staff choice)