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Interactive fiction

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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..

2402
games
74
platforms

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.
Implied:
* Word input

Related:
* MUD - replicates the gameplay in MMO environment

Parent group

Adventure

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Platforms

ZX Spectrum 368
MS-DOS 363
C64 215
Linux 176
Mac OS Classic 152
Tandy Coco 117
Amstrad CPC 115
Apple II E 95
Atari ST 88
Amiga 77
Atari 400/800 47
Amstrad PCW 43
BBC 43
TRS-80 37
C128 35
custom 33
BeOS 33
Coleco Adam 25
Commodore PET 24
ZX Spectrum 128 24
C16/Plus4 22
Electron 19
Ohio Scientific 18
MSX 17
Memotech MTX 16
Tatung Einstein 13
NEC PC8801 12
VIC-20 11
Oric 11
Apple IIGS 11

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