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One Room (1983) — the first one-room game?

One Room is a text adventure game written by Jorge Mir for the TRS-80 Color Computer. It was published as a program-listing in the first Rainbow Book of Adventures in 1983. As the name suggests, One Room is set in a … Continue reading

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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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Skill, Stamina and Luck

In February 2016, the BBC broadcast a radio documentary about interactive fiction called Skill, Stamina and Luck. It focused largely on gamebooks like Fighting Fantasy, Choose Your Own Adventure, and some interesting historical examples — but it also took in parser … Continue reading

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