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..

3213
games
83
platforms

Alternate names: IF, Text adventure

The first video game about Interactive fiction was released on July 1969.

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 456
MS-DOS 406
C64 284
Apple II E 259
Amstrad CPC 206
Linux 193
Mac OS Classic 150
Tandy Coco 124
Atari ST 105
Atari 400/800 94
Amiga 92
BBC 88
TRS-80 69
NEC PC9801 51
Amstrad PCW 49
Commodore PET 42
custom 37
C128 34
C16/Plus4 33
BeOS 33
Electron 31
MSX 29
Coleco Adam 25
ZX Spectrum 128 23
Ohio Scientific 19
Oric 16
NEC PC8801 16
VIC-20 15
MICRO 7 - FM7 15
TI99 15

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