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The Tarturian (Apple II)

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This is a very early graphics and text adventure game released soon after Mystery House. Intriguingly, the game allows you to choose the type of character you'd like to be at the start (ala Ultima). From that point on, it becomes a "standard" graphics + text adventure, except that at that point in time there were only a couple of examples of the genre to draw upon for design inspiration.

There are many misspellings in the brief text supplied with the game (fortunately the commands aren't misspelled - that would make the game unplayable)

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The Tarturian Apple II The title screen
The Tarturian Apple II Character creation
The Tarturian Apple II The first room

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Trivia

Easter Egg: You'll find a dark room and meet a creature and can only see its eyes. You can say things to it and it will respond (and eventually tell you how to get out). If you type "say sex", the eyes will jump up and down and the you'll read text that indicates the creature said "ooga ooga".
John Romero (1272) added The Tarturian (Apple II) on Jun 04, 2005