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Despite its title, Adventure Construction Set is an editor that allows players to create their own role-playing scenarios. It is possible to customize a tile-set, maps, and objects to create RPGs reminiscent of the early Ultima games.

Seven small 'toolkits' to build from include Sci/Fi, Spy, and Medieval setting templates, plus two complete games are included as a demonstration: Rivers of Light is based on Sumerian mythology and contains 140 rooms and Land of Aventuria consists of seven mini adventures with different settings, e.g. an adaption of Alice in Wonderland or a Nazi castle.


Stuart Smith's Adventure Construction Set DOS Land of Adventuria: Save the Galaxy! Ban Dunten's throne room.
Stuart Smith's Adventure Construction Set Amiga Creating a character.
Stuart Smith's Adventure Construction Set DOS Menu for "Rivers of Light" (CGA)
Stuart Smith's Adventure Construction Set DOS Land of Adventuria. In a shop.

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User Reviews

A good construction set bundled with a good stand-alone game DOS Droog (522)
The Original RPG Maker Commodore 64 phimseto (78)
A fun little diversion, with a good bit of potential. DOS Mirrorshades2k (282)

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 Nov, 1985 24 out of 100 24
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Apr, 1985 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Feb, 1989 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II Feb, 1989 Unscored Unscored


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ACS lives on through the ACK community! 2 Pseudo_Intellectual (58887)
Jun 03, 2012
Looking for ACS Adventures 3 Daniel Elmaleh
Oct 13, 2007


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.

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