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Really old games

Post by Painted Lady » July 11th, 2014, 9:43 am

I just bumped into some old games that have been reissued for the iPad on iTunes. They are text based adventures and are packaged as "The Lost Treasures of Infocom." What a hoot - I'm playing Zork and am madly plotting the locations on graph paper (which is great fun). You can pay about $10 and get all sorts of maps and hints if you want.

Apparently these were the predecessors of the whole D and D genre. Fun little change of pace for those of us who have never seen this stuff before.

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Re: Really old games

Post by Kreador Freeaxe » July 11th, 2014, 1:00 pm

D&D was created before video games...but, yes, the text adventures like Zork were the earliest versions of them brought to computer systems. I remember Zork being a lot of fun in the ancient days on my TRS-80 Model III. ;-)
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Re: Really old games

Post by Mike Modified » July 11th, 2014, 1:47 pm

Earlier than TRS-80 (model I for me!) or Apple II: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossal_Cave_Adventure.

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Re: Really old games

Post by blatherbeard » July 11th, 2014, 8:07 pm

I remember the if, then, goto statements we made our games from in Jr high.

after that, i hated programming and stopped lol
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Re: Really old games

Post by Lord_P » July 15th, 2014, 12:20 am

Well... grab a pencil and a stack of paper and get stuck in.

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