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..

2813
games
79
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 445
MS-DOS 402
C64 246
Linux 186
Apple II E 162
Mac OS Classic 149
Amstrad CPC 141
Tandy Coco 117
Atari ST 100
Amiga 88
BBC 76
Atari 400/800 57
Amstrad PCW 45
NEC PC9801 42
TRS-80 41
Commodore PET 35
custom 35
C128 34
BeOS 33
C16/Plus4 26
Coleco Adam 25
ZX Spectrum 128 24
Electron 23
MSX 19
Ohio Scientific 18
Memotech MTX 16
NEC PC8801 14
Tatung Einstein 13
MICRO 7 - FM7 13
TI99 12

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