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Scott Adams (b. 10th July 1952) is considered the founder of adventure-style games (interactive fiction) for personal computers. Together with his wife Alexis, he founded Adventure International as a publisher of games for home computers.
Inspired by ADVENTURE written by college students Will Crowther and Don Woods for a DEC computer in 1977, Scott Adams wrote his first game Adventureland in 1978. It was originally created for the TRS-80 in the BASIC programming language. Between 1978 and 1984 he wrote many games, all interactive fiction, and some versions contain bitmap graphics and animations. He remade his original games as SAGAs (Scott Adams Graphical Adventures).
In the mid eighties, the company went out of business and Scott became a senior programmer for Avista, Inc (Formerly Insight Industries, Inc) in Platteville, Wisconsin. After a hiatus of 15 years, he returned briefly with the release of Return to Pirate's Island 2 in August 2000, written for modern platforms. This was followed by The Inheritance in 2013.
In 2016 Adams created a new company called Clopas with the intention of producing what he has described as "conversational adventure games". These are similar in style to his early text games but now support full sentence inputs. Clopas' first release was The Lost Legends of Redwall: Escape the Gloomer which came out in 2018.
Credited on 48 games
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|The Lost Legends of Redwall: Escape the Gloomer (2019, Android)||Game Design Team|
|The Lost Legends of Redwall: The Scout (2017, Windows)||Additional Awesome|
|C64 Classix (2005, Windows)||Thanks go out to|
|Sorcerer of Claymorgue Castle (2005, Browser)||Game by|
|Voodoo Castle (2005, Browser)||Game by|
|Return to Pirate's Isle (2005, Browser)||Game by|
|Secret Mission (2005, Browser)||Game by|
|Plasmaworm (2001, Windows)||Thanks|
|Return to Pirate's Island 2 (2000, Windows)||By|
|StarCraft (1999, Macintosh)||Thanks To (in no particular order)|
|StarCraft (Demo Version) (1998, Windows)||Thanks To|
|The Scott Adams Collection (1997, Windows)||Thanks to|
|Stock Market: The Game (1990, DOS)||PC Version by|
|Adventure Series (1989, DOS)||Design / Programming|
|Psycho (1988, DOS)||IBM Programming|
|Pirates of the Barbary Coast (1987, DOS)||Directed for PC by|
|Black Monday (1987, DOS)||PC version by|
|Spider-Man (1986, DOS)||Programming|
|Questprobe: Featuring Human Torch and the Thing (1985, DOS)||Game Design|
|The Count (1985, Commodore 64)||by|
[ full credits ]
- 20 games with Kem McNair
- 18 games with Brian Howarth
- 16 games with Paul David Doherty
- 14 games with Keith P. Graham
- 9 games with Alexis Adams
- 5 games with Mak Jukic
- 4 games with Don Dixon
- 3 games with Scott Lemon
- 3 games with Ted Heeren
- 3 games with Alvin Files
[ 584 more people ]
- 35 games with Adventure International
- 19 games with Adventuresoft UK Ltd.
- 12 games with Ad Venture Printing & Graphics
- 10 games with Software Exchange, The
- 7 games with Commodore Business Machines, Inc
- 7 games with Realsoft
- 7 games with Computer Cablevision, Inc.
- 5 games with Creative Computing Software
- 5 games with Starsoft Development...
- 5 games with Small System Software