Tag Archives: 8-bit

Maze of Madness (2018) – a torment

Maze of Madness is a modern game for an ancient computer (namely the 8-bit BBC Micro, which this blog seems to endlessly bang on about). Well, I say “game”, but it’s more of a demo – a demo of a … Continue reading

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Xanadu Adventure (1982) — shop till you drop

Xanadu Adventure is a text adventure game that was written for the BBC Micro by Paul Shave in 1982. Typically for the time, Shave was strongly influenced by Crowther and Woods’s Colossal Cave, and Xanadu therefore featured the requisite stream, … Continue reading

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Escape From Solaris (1984) by Graham Nelson

Previously I wrote about The Discovery, which is the first of two works of interactive fiction (known together as Galaxy’s Edge) that were written for the 8-bit BBC Micro in 1984 by Graham Nelson. The Discovery is, more or less, a conventional … Continue reading

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Galaxy’s Edge (1984) by Graham Nelson

Galaxy’s Edge (1984) – an early text adventure game by interactive-fiction legend Graham Nelson Continue reading

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The Secret of Arendarvon Castle (1985) — bytecode avant la lettre

[Play Arendarvon Castle online] In previous posts, I wrote about Wander (1974), the interactive fiction creation tool for mainframe Unix systems. But my speciality (I use the word laughably) is text adventure games for the BBC Micro, the legendary 8-bit … Continue reading

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L — A Mathemagical Adventure (1984)

A video playthrough of the classic 1980s educational mathematics game L — A Mathemagical Adventure by the UK Association of Teachers of Mathematics, for the 8-bit BBC Micro computer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKMeuxsvk3k&list=PLy5HwFxc67UFERGEqbKU-Ky74QwEtuLsm

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