Sunday, April 15, 2018

The First Text Adventure Game I Ever Wrote

Spy was the first adventure game I ever wrote. I was inspired to write my own after I got the Second Rainbow Book of Adventures and the accompanying cassette. It was written while I was a high school freshman, and it's a snapshot of my young self. The game is presented here with a few bug fixes and minor changes.

It uses a pretty standard verb noun parser. I didn't bother creating a save and load  feature. The puzzles are unfair and don't make a lot of sense. There are instant death moves. Pretty standard stuff for the era. I created a hint file to help you.

Get the program here.


  1. Cool. Will convert to MC-10. Mind if I put an entry for it on some of the classic Interactive Fiction databases?

    1. Have at it. Although I would hardly call it "classic".