Scott Adams

Moby ID: 19676

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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

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