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Despite its title, Adventure Construction Set is an editor that allows players to create their own role-playing scenarios. It is possible to customize a tile-set, maps, and objects to create RPGs reminiscent of the early Ultima games.

Seven small 'toolkits' to build from include Sci/Fi, Spy, and Medieval setting templates, plus two complete games are included as a demonstration: Rivers of Light is based on Sumerian mythology and contains 140 rooms and Land of Aventuria consists of seven mini adventures with different settings, e.g. an adaption of Alice in Wonderland or a Nazi castle.


Stuart Smith's Adventure Construction Set DOS Forest Glen - Item store was found / "Rivers of Light" (CGA)
Stuart Smith's Adventure Construction Set Apple II In-game play - in a room.
Stuart Smith's Adventure Construction Set Commodore 64 Draw World Map
Stuart Smith's Adventure Construction Set Apple II Demo of a game.

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User Reviews

The Original RPG Maker Commodore 64 phimseto (81)
A good construction set bundled with a good stand-alone game DOS Droog (522)
A fun little diversion, with a good bit of potential. DOS Mirrorshades2k (282)

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 Nov, 1985 24 out of 100 24
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Feb, 1989 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II Feb, 1989 Unscored Unscored
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Apr, 1985 Unscored Unscored


Topic # Posts Last Post
DOS tech specs question 2 vedder (49362)
Aug 25, 2018
ACS lives on through the ACK community! 2 Pseudo_Intellectual (62499)
Jun 03, 2012
Looking for ACS Adventures 3 Daniel Elmaleh
Oct 13, 2007


The first version of ACS was published on the Apple II. Stuart Smith had by that time already published his games Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Return of Heracles and decided to take his adventure engine and create a stand-alone product from it.

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