Colossal Cave Adventure

Moby ID: 66890
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Crowther & Woods' inaugural text adventure game Colossal Cave Adventure figured prominently as a plot device in an episode (entitled "Adventure") of AMC's early-computing television drama Halt And Catch Fire, so to allow modern viewers the additional context needed to appreciate the historical reference, the TV network hosted a free web-playable illustrated version of the game complete with contextual hints.In a nutshell, this early text adventure challenges the player to successfully navigate a fantastical cave complex, looking for treasures and surviving devious puzzles, monsters and mazes.

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Game added by Pseudo_Intellectual.

Game added July 15, 2014. Last modified February 22, 2023.