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Post by D.S » Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:14 am

How are text adventues in the style of Zork doing in the grand sceme of things? I heard they were coming back, and I saw that PC Gamer actually reviewed one.

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Post by MystikShadows » Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:27 am

I didn't even know about that ;-)....Zork and those types of game, hard to say how they're doing today per se.

It would be fun if it did though. Might teach those big 3D game makers a thing or two about what "should" be in a good game. They got the graphics, sure, but sometimes, the story lines, ewwww...and that's even if it's based on an awesome movie.
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Post by Mentat » Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:22 am

Zork and a lot of older games will still be around, thanks to Java. Nobody can ignore the clasics, and now Java, Macromedia Flash, and others will keep them remembered.

Here's to Zork. Cheers :)

http://www.xs4all.nl/~pot/infocom/zork1.html

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Post by sid6.7 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:35 am

they can be pertty good if done right and include a little ascii
graphics...and many levels/rooms/areas.

i just looked at a video but can't remember where
a fella has like 5-6 videos showing him making
a text adventure...with FB? i think....it was interesting
i'll go look for it and post a link...


takes ALOT of work though.....

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Post by Raspberrypicker » Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:06 pm

Mentat wrote:
Here's to Zork. Cheers :)

http://www.xs4all.nl/~pot/infocom/zork1.html

Wow, i never realized how exciting text games are. I had no idea how to play, and to my surprise it actually recognized my random inputs, lol.
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Post by Austin » Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:55 pm

I love text games! The original Adventure (first text game) was just awesome. I have a copy of it some where on my PC. Zork is also great.. I have a php link, I'll post it later.
The only text game that I have played long term is BatMUD. Which is an online text like game. Really great, http://www.bat.org they also recently released a really cool User Interface for the MUD.

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Post by Anonymous » Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:03 pm

don't forget the qb based text adventure Westfront PC

http://www.geocities.com/dunric/westfront.html

I prefer an emulator running the classics , or even using my commodore 64, instead of a re-make.

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Post by D.S » Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:53 am

I'm taking a little jaunt into the text based relm of development. My next game, if I do finish it, will be a text based adventure, but will be presented as a computer program that you're using to hack a server and peruse some forums. I'll be releasing more info later on, but right now, I'll just say that things start taking a turn for the dark in your computer hacking adventure.

By the way, Nixon, I love your pic!

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Post by k7 » Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:39 am

That java Zork seems dodgy. They seemed to have stuffed something up with the rooms. If I go north then south I don't end up where I started.

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Post by Erik » Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:18 am

Ah, Text adventures are one of my favorite types of games! :D

Java Zork worked fine for me. About the n&s stuff, I always had problems myself walking around. Sometimes the directions don't work right. (Same goes for Adventure)

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Post by Mentat » Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:14 pm

k7 wrote: They seemed to have stuffed something up with the rooms. If I go north then south I don't end up where I started.
Nothing wrong with it. It's not based on a grid, and if you mapped it out on paper and played around quite a bit it would make sense.

It caught me off guard when I first played, becuase I mapped on grid paper. But trust me, there's method to the madness. :)
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