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Interactive fiction

Game genre theme

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.

2162
games
69
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

MS-DOS 350
ZX Spectrum 278
C64 194
Linux 175
Mac OS Classic 152
Tandy Coco 117
Amstrad CPC 107
Apple II E 88
Atari ST 85
Amiga 75
Atari 400/800 47
TRS-80 37
custom 33
BeOS 33
BBC 32
Coleco Adam 24
ZX Spectrum 128 24
C16/Plus4 22
C128 21
Electron 19
Ohio Scientific 18
Memotech MTX 16
MSX 16
Amstrad PCW 13
Tatung Einstein 12
VIC-20 11
Apple IIGS 10
NEC PC8801 9
TI99 9
OS/2 8

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