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..

2922
games
80
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

compare with these groups

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Platforms

ZX Spectrum 449
MS-DOS 402
C64 261
Linux 186
Apple II E 182
Amstrad CPC 169
Mac OS Classic 150
Tandy Coco 118
Atari ST 102
Amiga 89
BBC 81
Atari 400/800 66
Amstrad PCW 47
TRS-80 45
NEC PC9801 42
custom 36
Commodore PET 36
BeOS 33
C128 33
C16/Plus4 31
Coleco Adam 25
ZX Spectrum 128 23
Electron 23
MSX 22
Ohio Scientific 18
Oric 15
Memotech MTX 15
NEC PC8801 14
Apple IIGS 13
MICRO 7 - FM7 13

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