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Interactive fiction

Game genre theme

A type of adventure game where the game world and player input is described using text. Such as "You are in a hallway. There is a key on the floor", ">get key", ">use silver key on door", ">turn valve", ">say hello", etc..

2601
games
78
platforms

Alternate names: IF, Text adventure

The first video game about Interactive fiction was released in 1975.

Infocom, Level 9 Computing and Adventure International has published most of these games

Note that despite the name, this is a very specific form of interactive fiction, not something that should be taken literally.
Implied:
* Word input

Related:
* MUD - replicates the gameplay in MMO environment

Parent group

Adventure

Related group

Game genre
MUD

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Platforms

ZX Spectrum 419
MS-DOS 374
C64 227
Linux 184
Mac OS Classic 152
Apple II E 132
Amstrad CPC 125
Tandy Coco 117
Atari ST 93
Amiga 82
BBC 57
Atari 400/800 57
Amstrad PCW 43
TRS-80 38
Commodore PET 35
C128 35
custom 35
BeOS 33
Coleco Adam 25
C16/Plus4 24
ZX Spectrum 128 23
Electron 20
Ohio Scientific 18
MSX 17
Memotech MTX 16
Tatung Einstein 13
NEC PC8801 12
Oric 12
Apple IIGS 11
VIC-20 11

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