Interactive fiction

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A type of adventure game where player types in sentences or semi-meaningful word strings to perform actions, such as "put log in fire", "get key from purse", "use silver key on door", "turn valve", "say hello", and so forth.


Alternate names: IF, Text adventure

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

Infocom, Level 9 Computing and Rainbird 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.
* Word input

* MUD - replicates the gameplay in MMO environment

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