John Joyce wrote:
> On Jul 12, 2007, at 11:10 PM, Joe Wiltrout wrote:
> 
>>
> If you want to know or try an excellent (but not easy) Text
> Adventure, try the classic Zork, there are some free online versions
> available. The original is still hosted online, accessible from the
> command line. Originally it was only on a university's unix network,
> back in the days of dumb terminals and no internet. It's old, but the
> history of the game and its development is interesting and worth
> reading if you want to create a game...
> The first MUDs (multi-user dungeons) were pretty much inspired by
> Zork and similar games (and dungeons and dragons of course). Ruby is
> an excellent way to create just such a game for starters.
> Later Text Adventures added some still pictures. The genre died out
> long ago, with the advent of faster computers and better graphics
> abilities.


I found an archive of Text Adventures on Wikipedia. Some of them look 
rather fun. I look forward to making a totally awesome one that will 
respark the genre. Not likely though. Maybe if I make it like MMORPG 
style, just with no moving graphics, it would get some kind of popular.

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