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A Legend in gaming!...although not too recommended to re-play now. This was the game that a young Roberta Williams made, via the home PC her husband Ken brought home from work one day. The result is the world's first graphic adventure; the first attempt at incorporating a text adventure with graphics, which were drawn on the top of the screen as you typed in commands below. This concept would make computer game history, although it is, admittedly, quite dated; there is no sound, animation, or even color. It also does not have the timeless replay value of classics such as ZORK. However, it's a pivotal moment in cyber-history, no matter how dated the graphics look today...
Back in the late 1970s, Roberta Williams was playing the first text adventure game ever created. The name of the game: Colossal Cave. Roberta soon realized she could design such a game herself, and asked her husband to do the programming. Ken Williams had been coding software for the Apple II for a living and was interested in doing the project with his wife. Roberta came up with an idea that would change the world of computer gaming forever: they were going to associate the typical text descriptions in adventure games with real pictures.
The only drawback to most "adventure" type
games is the necessity of limiting commands to
just two words. Many actions seem to require more
words than are contained within the program's
vocabulary. However, if you experiment enough
with different terminology, you can overcome this
potentially frustrating experience. One hint to aid
you in solving these adventures is to "get" any
and all objects you can as they will come in handy
at some point in time.