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Interactive Fiction

Description

Gameplay 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).
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DOS (1996) and Browser (2001)

A paragon of minimalist gaming, this debut piece of interactive fiction compounds the increasingly-popular "one-room game" sub-genre with a further...

Commodore 64 (1986)

Legend has it that deep in a mountain in the land of Meridan lies a Guardian who is believed to...

Browser (2012)

In honour of the February 2013 awarding of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences’ Pioneer Award to founding Infocom...

Pirate Adventure VIC-20 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1978), Atari 8-bit (1981), VIC-20 (1984), TI-99/4A (1981), TRS-80 (1978), Commodore PET/CBM (1979), Browser (2005), PC-88 (1984), PC-98 (1984), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984) and FM-7 (1984)

This is adventure #2 in Scott Adam's text adventure series. In this adventure, you shuffle between three locales: an unremarkable...

Planetfall DOS Front Cover

DOS (1983), PC Booter (1983), Amiga (1986), Atari ST (1985), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), TRS-80 (1983), Amstrad CPC (1986), TRS-80 CoCo (1984), Macintosh (1984) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984)

It all started with your great-great-grandfather who was a High Admiral and one of the founding officers of the Patrol....

Plundered Hearts DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), Apple II (1987), Atari 8-bit (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Macintosh (1987)

Plundered Hearts is a text adventure game set in the late 1600's. The player takes control of a young Englishwoman...

ZX Spectrum (1987)

To stop illegal growing of Poppies and processing drugs only one farm is allowed in the Galaxy. You are John...

DOS (1983), Apple II (1982) and Atari 8-bit (1982)

High-resolution graphics remake of the text-based adventure game inspired by the cult-classic British television show about a former spy who...

The Prisoner Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1980)

Text-based adventure game inspired by the cult classic British television show about a former spy who is abducted and sent...

Windows (2008)

This game is a demonstration of the author's proprietary "Node-X" Choose-Your-Own-Adventure authoring system. This is achieved through a couple of...

Psychiatric Evaluation Browser Front Cover

Browser (2012)

Psychiatric Evaluation was created for the 24th Ludum Dare competition with the theme "evolution" where it took fifth place. The...

Browser (2001)

An mid-'80s period piece, this game casts the player as a troubled young man anxious to express his individuality and...

Commodore 64 (1983) and VIC-20 (1983)

Pyramid is a single player text adventure.The player takes the role of an archaeologist. The game starts in a tent...

Pyramid 2000 TRS-80 Front Cover

TRS-80 (1980) and TRS-80 CoCo (1982)

Having discovered the Great Lost Pyramid beneath the desert sand, with the seal on its entrance still intact, you set...

Pyramid of Doom Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1981), Atari 8-bit (1981), TI-99/4A (1981), TRS-80 (1979) and Browser (2005)

Number 8 in the Scott Adams adventure series. On an Egyptian treasure hunt, you find yourself deep inside a recently...

Commodore 64 (1992)

Somewhere in this vast desert is the Lost Tomb of Rak-Tuman and all his treasure. Many men have set out...

Commodore 64 (1985) and ZX Spectrum (1985)

The pride and joy of the Federation, the Quann Tulla spaceship has been stolen by it's creator Erra Quann to...

DOS (1995)

Quest ][ is a somewhat unusual game, replete with a kind of celebratory strangeness that only the young or confirmedly...

Raäka-Tū TRS-80 Front Cover

TRS-80 (1981) and TRS-80 CoCo (1982)

On a research grant for your Ph.D. project, you are searching for the lost Khazhadim tribe in the jungles of...

Racter DOS Front Cover

DOS (1984), Amiga (1986), Apple II (1985) and Macintosh (1985)

From the Racter FAQ:In 1984, William Chamberlain published a book called "The Policeman's Beard is Half Constructed" (Warner Books, NY....

Dragon 32/64 (1982)

In this text adventure, you play the friend of a professor who has gone missing on some kind of archaeological...

The Rainbow Book of Adventures TRS-80 CoCo Front Cover

TRS-80 CoCo (1983)

The Rainbow magazine, compiled a collection of text and graphical adventures programmed in BASIC. The default interface of early 1980's...

Rambo: First Blood Part II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1985) and Apple II (1985)

Take on the role of Sylvester Stallone's machine-gun-toting action hero in this text adventure game adaption (!) of the movie....

Commodore 64 (1988) and ZX Spectrum (1987)

The King has asked you to search his Kingdom and return his stolen Crown Jewels which are believed to be...

Red Moon ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), Atari 8-bit (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985), MSX (1985), Amstrad CPC (1985) and BBC Micro (1985)

The Red Moon Crystal is the only source of Magik in the land, and stabilizes the forces of the world....

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