DescriptionGameplay is language-based in nature. All interaction with the player, both input and feedback, is done through the input and output of pure text. Input mimics natural language using verb-noun (action-item) commands (Abbreviations also qualify, because they abbreviate a verb-noun construct, like "w" for "go west" or "i" for "list inventory"). Output is rendered in full, natural-language, grammatically-correct sentences.
Sometimes referred to as "text-adventure" or "Infocom" games (after the company that made them famous).
This was an outreach attempt from the rec.arts.int-fiction newsgroup cadre to make sharing their peculiar retro hobby -- the playing...
Adventure Book is a suite of applications put together to allow a would-be programmer to compile simple Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style games....
This is a compilation of four adventure games: Adventure Castaway South American Trek Return to Hell Adventure is a version...
Adventure Game Toolkit is a tool for creating interactive fiction games. In its basics, the user creates text files in...
Atari 8-bit (1983)
Mostly written in Atari BASIC (with a hint of 6502 assembly), this game was Brian Moriarty's first text adventure. Its...
Adventure in the Magic Land is a donationware interactive fiction game. The player is put into a fantasy scenario (although...
Commodore 64 (1992)
You are a professor who has built a time machine and you have been asked to save the world with...
Commodore 64 (1982), Apple II (1980), Atari 8-bit (1981), VIC-20 (1981), TI-99/4A (1981), TRS-80 (1978), TRS-80 CoCo (1983), Commodore PET/CBM (1980), Dragon 32/64 (1985), Browser (2005), BBC Micro (1983), Electron (1985), PC-88 (1984), PC-98 (1984), FM-7 (1984) and Exidy Sorcerer (1979)
Adventureland is the first of Scott Adams' text adventures. Using simple two word commands you explore an enchanted world, solve...
Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1983), MSX (1984), Amstrad CPC (1984), BBC Micro (1982), Oric (1983), Memotech MTX (1984), Camputers Lynx (1983), Enterprise (1985) and Nascom (1982)
The sequel to Colossal Adventure is an interactive fiction game with a VERB NOUN interface. The fantasy setting takes a...
Adventures is a collection of three text adventure games: Dungeon House Intergalactic Dungeon involves searching for treasure in a maze...
This compilation, created exclusively for the TI, contains all the remaining Scott Adams adventures after the first dozen (except Fantastic...
Apple II (1982)
In this prototype video-enhanced text adventure, the player is called upon to find clues scattered throughout an amusement park needed...
As in the Lewis Carroll work, Victorian girlchild Alice Liddell avoids doing her tedious homework ("Could there possibly be" you...
Adventure Tape No. 1 is a collection of three text adventures where each adventure has screens showing text describing your...
The Adventure is an interactive fiction game set in a school. Interaction with the game is conducted through a one-letter...
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