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Game Engine: Quill / PAW

Group Description

Gilsoft's The Quill (aka AdventureWriter in the US release by Codewriter Corp.) and, later, an enhanced version, the Professional Adventure Writer, were engines written by Graham Yeandle permitting amateurs to assemble works of interactive fiction on home microcomputers without necessarily coming from a strong programming background.
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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Frankenstein Adventure1981Commodore 64, DOS, TRS-80Free Spirit Software Inc....
The Curse1983Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumGilsoft...
Diamond Trail1983Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumGilsoft...
Alvin the Android1983Commodore 64CodeWriter...
Magic Castle1983Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumGilsoft...
Tower of Despair1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumGames Workshop Ltd....
Hampstead1984BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron, ZX SpectrumMelbourne House...
The Black Tower1984ZX SpectrumZenobi Software...
Aural Quest1984ZX SpectrumStar Dreams...
Quest for the Holy Joystick1984ZX SpectrumDelta 4 Software...
The Dragonstar Trilogy Part III1984ZX SpectrumDelta 4 Software...
Mindbender1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumGilsoft...
Denis Through the Drinking Glass1984Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron, ZX SpectrumApplications Software Specialities...
Devil's Island1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumGilsoft...
Ground Zero1984ZX SpectrumArtic Computing Ltd...
Castle of Skull Lord1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumSamurai Software...
Spyplane1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumGilsoft...
The Dragonstar Trilogy Part II1984ZX SpectrumDelta 4 Software...
Africa Gardens1984ZX SpectrumGilsoft...
Africa Gardens1984Commodore 64Gilsoft...
Adventures of Barsak the Dwarf1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumGilsoft...
Quann Tulla1984Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum8th Day Software...
The Crystal Frog1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumKerian U.K. Ltd....
The Dragonstar Trilogy Part I1984ZX SpectrumDelta 4 Software...
Ice Station Zero1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum8th Day Software...
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Selected Covers

Alvin the Android Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Alvin the Android
Devil's Island ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Devil's Island
Hampstead BBC Micro Front Cover
Front cover for Hampstead
The Black Tower ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for The Black Tower
The Crystal Frog Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for The Crystal Frog

Selected Screenshots

In your office
Screenshot from Mindbender
Title Screen
Screenshot from Spyplane
Title screen.
Screenshot from Alvin the Android
Title Screen
Screenshot from Devil's Island
Loading screen
Screenshot from Hampstead
Game group created by Pseudo_Intellectual (61234), additional games added to group by Rola (8304), Patrick Bregger (224912), piltdown_man (155648), S Olafsson (39270), Jo ST (24079), FatherJack (62753), Opipeuter (17109), Martin Smith (66862), Terok Nor (27280) and JudgeDeadd (25332)