Abandonware DOS title

Adventure Construction Set

Adventure Construction Set is an abandoned application developed by Stuart Smith and published for DOS, Amiga, Apple II and Commodore 64 by Electronic Arts in 1987. As the name suggests, ACS is a game-building system (we're talking about adventure RPGs) that lets you edit maps, items, creatures, etc. Included with ACS is a complete game called Rivers of Light.
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single-player, hotseat
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Shortly after Adventure Construction Set's release, announcements were included in the packaging for players to submit their adventures for a contest to be judged by Electronic Arts and their playtesters. Approximately 50 games were submitted.

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Additional info about Adventure Construction Set

Status: abandonware
Input: keyboard
Distributed on: 5,25 floppy disk
Also published for: Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64
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  • Giorgos Saridakis 17/06/2023 16:28
    Remarkable app, great games constructed for it
  • Noah Gibbs 04/04/2021 13:13
    I played so, SO many hours of this on the Apple IIe. I still miss it occasionally.

    Some versions had "Rivers of Light" as an example game, including the IIe. It was pretty cool - Babylonian myth isn't one you see mined for adventure games much.
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