Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure
DescriptionInteractive Fiction games (also known as Text Adventures) are Adventure games in which the player navigates through the game which is presented mostly in textual form. Usually the player interacts with the world by typing simple sentences of what he intends to which are interpreted by the game. Interactive Fiction can have a small amount of graphics to illustrate an area, the player must in this case still interact using textual input. Illustrations should not be required to finish the game.
Crime to the Ninth Power is a text adventure where you take on the role of Cliff Diver, private investigator....
ZX Spectrum (1988)
Cloud 99 is a single player text adventure. It was released in two forms, one side of the tape had...
This program bundles three early text adventure games for the TRS-80 Color Computer (or CoCo for short): Bedlam, Raaka-Tu, and...
In this game the player controls an animist shaman in some magical arctic clime, trying to locate her father through...
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)
Colossal Adventure takes its cue from the very earliest mainframe text adventures. Our hero must rescue the elves and find...
Perhaps as an experimental exercise (it wouldn't be the first time) into determining the robustness of their proprietary adventure development...
A re-working of Crowther and Woods' original text adventure, this implementation in the SUDS environment places a heavier onus on...
Here, the first "adventure" game continues to be ported to the latest and greatest platforms as a "hello world" exercise...
Crowther & Woods' inaugural text adventure game Colossal Cave Adventure figured prominently as a plot device in an episode (entitled...
Amstrad CPC (1985)
Colossal Cave Adventure is a faithful adaptation written in BASIC of the original Colossal Cave classic text adventure by Crowther...
A faithful conversion of the original cave crawling treasure hunt, as the name suggests, this is a port of Crowther...
Colossal Cave Revisited is a text game developed with TADS (Text Adventure Development System). It is a remake of the...
Commodore 64 (1993)
Commodore Format Power Pack 39 is a collection of games, demos and utilities found attached to the cover of the...
Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)
The Commodore Plus/4 Adventure Pack is a collection of four text adventures unreleased on the C16 by Peter Gerrard. Each...
ZX Spectrum (1987)
Conan: "Spotkanie w krypcie" (Conan: Encounter in the crypt) is a short text adventure game, an adaptation of the short...
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Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure is part of Gameplay. This group of genres contain:
- Action RPG
- Beat 'em up / Brawler
- Board Game
- Cards / Tiles
- City Building / Construction Simulation
- Dating Simulation
- Falling Block Puzzle
- Game Show / Trivia / Quiz
- Graphic Adventure
- Hack and Slash
- Hidden object
- Interactive Book
- Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure
- Japanese-style Adventure
- Japanese-style RPG (JRPG)
- Life / Social Simulation
- Managerial / Business Simulation
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Music / Rhythm
- Paddle / Pong
- Party Game
- Puzzle elements
- Quick Time Events (QTEs)
- Rail Shooter
- RPG elements
- Sandbox / Open World
- Survival Horror
- Tactical RPG
- Tactical Shooter
- Tile Matching Puzzle
- Timed Input
- Time Management
- Tower Defense
- Trading / Collectible Card
- Tricks / Stunts
- Vehicle Simulator
- Vehicular Combat Simulator
- Virtual World
- Visual Novel
- Word Construction