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Interactive fiction: text-based adventure games

Interactive fiction games (or text adventures) are adventure games in which the player gives textual commands in order to act within the given story. The story itself is told both using text and static pictures or with no graphics of any kind, just text. The genre's stepping stones are Adventure (developed in 1975) and the Zork series. Infocom, Legend Entertainment and Magnetic scrolls were some of the most popular interactive fiction developers of the 80s.
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Silicon Dreams

DOS19863.6/5 Level 9 Computing
Silicon Dreams by Level 9 Computing is a trilogy of interactive fiction (text adventure) games released in the mid-1980s. The trilogy includes three separate games: Snowball, Return to Eden, and The Worm in Paradise. Each game combines elements of science fiction with puzzle-solving and exploration. All three games are text-based, relying on d...
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Softporn Adventure

DOS1981freewareNSFW4/5 Sierra On-Line
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Sorcerer

DOS19844.1/5 Infocom
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Spellbreaker

DOS19853.9/5 Infocom
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Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers get all the girls

DOS1990protected4.1/5 Legend Entertainment
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Spellcasting 201: The Sorcerer's Appliance

DOS1991protected4/5 Legend Entertainment
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Spellcasting 301: Spring Break

DOS1992protected4.1/5 Legend Entertainment
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Star Trek: First Contact

DOS19883.6/5 Simon & Schuster Interactive
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Star Trek: the Kobayashi alternative

DOS19854/5 Micromosaics
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Star Trek: The Promethean Prophecy

DOSMac OS19864/5 TRANS Fiction Systems
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Starcross

DOS19823.7/5 Infocom
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Stationfall

DOS19873.9/5 Infocom
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Supernova

DOS1987freeware3.5/5 Apogee Software
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Suspect

DOS19844.2/5 Infocom
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Suspended

DOS19833.9/5 Infocom
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Tass Times in Tonetown

DOS19863.9/5 Interplay Productions
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The Crack of Doom

DOS19893.7/5 Beam Software
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The Fellowship of the Ring

DOS19864.1/5 Beam Software
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The Fourth Protocol

DOS19874/5 The Electronic Pencil Co.
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The Golden Fleece

DOS19894/5
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The Guild of Thieves

DOS19874.1/5 Magnetic Scrolls
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

DOSMac OS1984freeware4.2/5 Infocom
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a humorous free text adventure game based on the novel of the same name written by Douglas Adams (if you never read it, shame on you!). The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was designed by Douglas Adams himself and interactive fiction god Steve Eric Meretzky, it was released by Infocom in 1984 for DOS and for...
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The Hobbit

DOS19833.9/5 Beam Software
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The Hound of Shadow

DOS19893.8/5 Eldritch Games
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The Lurking Horror

DOS19874.1/5 Infocom
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The mist

DOS19854/5 Angelsoft
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The Pawn

DOS19864/5 Magnetic Scrolls
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The Shadows of Mordor

DOS19883.7/5 Beam Software