Where can I find a copy of [insert title of text adventure game here]?
You are standing at the end of a road before a small brick building. Around you is a forest. A small stream flows out of the building and down a gully. With that simple paragraph began a gaming tradition that took the computing world by storm, and is still going strong today. Text adventures (sometimes called interactive fiction), were effective because they appealed to the imagination. Using simple commands such as GO EAST and LOOK UNDER BED, players could take the leading role in an interactive story, one in which textual descriptions of events and surroundings created a more memorable and compelling experience than the finest graphics ever could. Text adventure games are an enormous subject, and I cannot possibly cover it all here. Visit the Interactive Fiction Archive for downloads. You can read more about the history of text adventures at The Colossal Cave Adventure page. There was a great game from the early to mid-eighties called Empire. You started off with one city and no idea