Word input

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Player controls the game or part of the game by typing in full or partial sentences that are interpreted as commands.


Alternate names: Textual control, Typed-in commands

The first video game about Word input was released in 1972.

Infocom, Level 9 Computing and Sierra On-Line has published most of these games

See also: typing (when typing otherwise is involved, e.g. speed typing whatever appears on screen)

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