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..

2989
games
81
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 449
MS-DOS 404
C64 264
Apple II E 204
Linux 186
Amstrad CPC 176
Mac OS Classic 149
Tandy Coco 118
Atari ST 102
Amiga 90
BBC 83
Atari 400/800 70
TRS-80 49
Amstrad PCW 48
NEC PC9801 48
Commodore PET 37
custom 36
BeOS 33
C128 33
C16/Plus4 31
MSX 27
Coleco Adam 25
ZX Spectrum 128 23
Electron 23
Ohio Scientific 18
Oric 16
Memotech MTX 15
NEC PC8801 14
Tatung Einstein 13
Apple IIGS 13

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