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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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Ronnie Goes to Hollywood1987ZX Spectrum8th Day Software...
Jack the Ripper1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCRL Group PLC...
Ground Zero1984ZX SpectrumArtic Computing Ltd...
Hampstead1984BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron, ZX SpectrumMelbourne House...
Demon from the Darkside1986Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCompass Software...
The Quest for the Golden Eggcup1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMastertronic Ltd....
The Menagerie1990ZX SpectrumZenobi Software...
Behind Closed Doors1988ZX SpectrumZenobi Software...
The Crystal Frog1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumKerian U.K. Ltd....
Seabase Delta1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumFirebird Software...
Gerbil Riot of '671988Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumAdventure Workshop, The1.50
The Boggit: Bored Too1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCRL Group PLC...
Beatle Quest1985Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumNumber 9 Software...
Witch Hunt1987Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumRiver Software...
Quann Tulla1984Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum8th Day Software...
Scoop!1985Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumSentient Software Ltd....
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1988Atari ST, ZX SpectrumEssential Myth, The...
Prison Blues1991Commodore 64Adventure Workshop, The...
Pre - History1992Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventure Workshop, The...
House Out of Town1992Commodore 64Adventure Workshop, The...
Arnold the Adventurer1990Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventure Workshop, The...
Staff of Power1991Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventure Workshop, The...
Jason of the Argonauts1990Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventure Workshop, The...
Castle of Skull Lord1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumSamurai Software...
Mindbender1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumGilsoft...
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Selected Covers

Jack the Ripper Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Jack the Ripper
Castle of Skull Lord ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Castle of Skull Lord
Hampstead BBC Micro Front Cover
Front cover for Hampstead
The Boggit: Bored Too Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for The Boggit: Bored Too

Selected Screenshots

Title screen, introduction
Screenshot from Gerbil Riot of '67
Loading screen, with warning
Screenshot from Jack the Ripper
Loading screen.
Screenshot from Ronnie Goes to Hollywood
Title Screen
Screenshot from Prison Blues
Start of your quest
Screenshot from Castle of Skull Lord
Game group created by Pseudo_Intellectual (61234), additional games added to group by Rola (8302), Patrick Bregger (224919), piltdown_man (155676), S Olafsson (39271), Jo ST (24079), FatherJack (62753), Opipeuter (17109), Martin Smith (66862), Terok Nor (27280) and JudgeDeadd (25336)