Stuart Smith's Adventure Construction Set (Apple II)

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The first version of ACS was published on the Apple II. Stuart Smith had by that time already published his games Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Return of Heracles and decided to take his adventure engine and create a stand-alone product from it.

Contributed by John Romero (1275) on Jan 10, 2004. -- edit trivia

Electronic Arts sponsored an ACS contest in 1987 to see who could create the best adventure.

Contributed by Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe (1517) on Sep 01, 2001. -- edit trivia

ACS came with two pre-built adventures: "Rivers of Light" and "Land of Aventuria". The latter was actually seven mini-adventures designed to show some of the things ACS could do. One of these mini-games was called "In the Nazi Castle", and is an obvious imitation of Muse's "Castle Wolfenstein". Another is a Star Trek game, though none of the actual character names are used.

Contributed by Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe (1517) on Apr 24, 2001. -- edit trivia