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Text-only games: roguelikes and interactive fiction

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In the past, lots of home computer games (PC, C64, Speccy, etc.) used ascii characters (simple text) to represent the game world, the interface... well, everything on screen.
These text-only video games may seem primitive and outdated now and, in fact, the genre almost died with the fast evolving graphics of modern games.
What's left? A few genres traditionally linked to the beautiful world of ascii characters still survives: roguelikes (nethack, angband, etc.) and interactive fiction, for example.
If you want to learn more about interactive fiction, take a look at these sites:
If you want to learn about roguelikes, follow these links:

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