Adventure

Description

Adventure games emphasize experiencing a story through dialogue and puzzle solving. Gameplay mechanics emphasize decision over action. Puzzle solving usually revolves around combining or manipulating items to advance the story. Some sub-genres like visual novels often skip on the puzzle solving and focus fully on interactive narrative. The name Adventure stems from the game Adventure (a.k.a. Colossal Cave), and not to the unrelated film/book genre Adventure.
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Atom (1981)

Acornsoft Games Pack 5 is a collection of three games. Invaders is a variant of the arcade game Space Invaders....

A Crimson Spring Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

A Crimson Spring is interactive fiction in the classic style of Infocom. Using an advanced parser, the player controls the...

Atari 8-bit (1982)

Action Quest is an action adventure game akin to Venture. The player controls a ghost whose objective is to traverse...

Actual Sunlight Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

What are the odds? After years of your painting career languishing in obscurity, a director for a large and respectable...

A.D. 2044 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996)

This is a point-and-click adventure set in a near future post-apocalyptic world where women now rule. After a radical women's...

A.D. 2044: Seksmisja Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1991)

A.D. 2044: Seksmisja is an adventure game, loosely based on the Polish film Seksmisja. The protagonist is a man cryogenically...

ADAM: The Double Factor Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

This sequel takes place 2 years after the events of Eve burst error: Kojiroh is still struggling to make a...

Windows (2006)

ADAP is a curious oddity, an engine allowing the production of Choose Your Own Adventure-type games with Dragon's Lair-style snap-decisions...

A Dark and Stormy Entry Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

This entry into the 2001 LOTECHComp puts the player in the role of an author with a blank page and...

Commodore 64 (1989) and ZX Spectrum (1990)

In the future, Earth's resources have been stretched to their limit from it's ever expanding population and the future of...

A Date in the Park Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

Lou, a young man who recently moved from London to Lisbon, meets a woman called Catarina in a bar and...

A Day for Soft Food Browser Front Cover

DOS (1999) and Browser (2002)

In A Day for Soft Food the player controls the hungry cat of a household. Its master (called "the Provider"...

A Day in San Bavón Browser Front Cover

Browser (2015)

A Day in San Bavón is a hyperfiction game created for the sixth issue of the Indie Developer Science Fair....

Ad Exitum Windows Front Cover

Windows (2016)

Adiboo & Paziral's Secret Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and PlayStation (2003)

Adiboo & Paziral's Secret is a 3D action adventure game with 12 levels. Players will take control of Adiboo and...

ADR1FT Windows Front Cover

Windows (2016) and PlayStation 4 (2016)

Alex Oshima is the commander of a space station. Or at least she was until some unknown disaster destroyed it,...

A Dreamland Chronicles Game Xbox 360 Front Cover 1st version

Xbox 360 (2010)

A Dreamland Chronicles Game is one part comic book, one part trivia game. To begin with, the player must read...

DOS (1988)

This rather lighthearted text adventure game features you as a Harvard University student living in Dudley House. Your goal is...

Linux (2008), Windows (2008), Macintosh (2008) and Browser (2007)

A large re-visitation to Crowther and Woods' Adventure, the first text adventure game, this one works with much of what...

DOS (1989)

Select from five character classes (Paladin, Necromancer, Barbarian, Zen-Druid, Shadowy Tracker) and explore the three levels of the dungeon Ebon...

MSX (1983)

Taking its title from the English word "adventure" and the squeak of a mouse; "chu", Adven'chuta is an old school...

Advent iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2008) and iPad (2010)

31 years after this trailblazing text adventure's debut on campus mainframes, Crowther & Woods' ADVENTURE is here ported to the...

Adventure Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1980) and iPhone (2008)

A graphic dungeon quest inspired by the old mainframe game of the same name, Adventure is a graphic action-adventure game...

Windows (2007)

Hoping to reconnect with his estranged daughters following the collapse of his marriage, in 1977 programmer and spelunker Will Crowther...

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