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the adventure game web site



Computer adventure games have been around since the early 1970's, and a lot has happened since then.

History of Interactive Fiction: Scott Adams

Scott Adams was one of the early pioneers of IF, creating minimalist works such as Pirate Adventure and Adventureland.

History of Interactive Fiction: Level 9

Level 9 was one of the top British adventure game companies during the 1980s. They produced a number of memorable games such as Snowball and Knight Orc.

A Timeline of Interactive Fiction

We've put together a timeline chronicling the history of interactive fiction from its inception through 2000. See what's listed, and find out how you can own your very own printed copy.

Where Mazes Came From

Once upon a time, mazes were in every adventure game you played. Nowadays, they're a seldom-used puzzle. Why were they so popular? Where did they come from, and where did they go?

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