Classic Interactive Fiction

Colossal Cave Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure (also known as ADVENT or Adventure) is one of the earliest computer adventure games. The original (referred to here as Advent 350 after the maximum number of scorable points) was written by Will Crowther in the mid 1970's and later expanded substantially by Don Woods. Many later versions have been produced including the others listed here.

Inform Games

Inform is an interactive fiction design language created by Graham Nelson in 1993.

Infocom Games

Infocom was a software company founded in the late 1970's by several MIT students and graduates. It created the first commercially successful text adventures, starting with the seminal Zork series which marked the beginning of a golden period for interactive fiction.

Zork I Zork II Zork III Zork UU Enchanter Sorcerer Spellbreaker Planetfall Stationfall Starcross Deadline Suspended Infidel The Witness Cutthroats Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Seastalker Suspect AMFV Wishbringer Ballyhoo Hollywood Hijinx Leather Goddesses of Phobos Moonmist Trinity Borderzone The Lurking Horrer Plundered Hearts

Note: For most Infocom games listed (Enchanter onwards) you need to provide an original story file. To do this click on the "Select a Story file" button just below the game map at the bottom of the game page. That will bring up a file chooser dialog where you can locate your story file (if you don't own the story file for the game, you can't play it on this site, sorry).

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