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.
ZX Spectrum (1986)
The Adventure Builder System is a toolkit for creating adventure games for the ZX Spectrum, primarily used by Tartan Software...
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...
Adventures Through Time is a sci-fi adventure game where you take on the role of Douglas Walker Jr., a.k.a. "Buck",...
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...
The sinister wizard Mordimar, having come into possession of the powerful magical artifact the Orb of Destiny, is slowly sapping...
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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