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Hot on the heels of launching its last narrative-driven game roughly one month ago, Simogo offered another game today for free, The Sensational December Machine. The Device 6 developer just teased the PC and Mac game on its Twitter account yesterday before offering it as a holiday gift to its fans...

December 18th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Text adventure developer Choice of Games placed the literary RPGs in the Heroes Rise series on Steam's shelves this week. Both games, The Hero Project and The Prodigy, are 33 percent off ($1.99 each) until June 24. The Heroes Rise bundle, which includes Perfect Legend Guides for both games and a "W...

June 18th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The BBC has released a free online version of Infocom's classic PC text adventure The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the game's initial release. Designed by "Hitchhiker's Guide" author Douglas Adams, Infocom's game mixes humor, sci-fi, and frequent player d...

March 11th 2014 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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While it came out last July, EVE Online: The Text Adventure has only now come to our attention and so we bring it to yours. This satirical fan project attempts to "look at a day in the life of a grounded pod pilot, poking fun at CCP Games and some of their developmental missteps whilst celebrating...

February 7th 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Over the years, we've found that sharks are pretty awesome, and that text adventure games are equally great. A new browser-based game called Jaws: The Text Adventure seeks to combine the two. Created by indie developer Matt Round for UsVsTh3m, the HTML5 game has players controlling the infamous s...

September 18th 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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I gave Police Quest some good-natured ribbing for its antiquated presentation, but that was before I learned today's other Good Old Games addition was The Zork Anthology, which includes Zork I, Zork II, Zork III, Beyond Zork, Zork Zero and Planetfall (the lone non-Zork title). Sure, you get six gam...

January 19th 2011 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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We're ... we're just so proud of all the would-be e-readers. Following known non-book Scrabble's ascent to the top of the Kindle sales charts, we learn from Ars Technica that a handful of gaming entrepreneurs have brought Zork I, II, III and Mini-Zork to the Kindle and other e-readers. While an e-...

October 9th 2010 at 4:45am 0 Comments
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We ask for your patience as you attempt to wrap your mind around the concept behind Action Castle: It's a text adventure akin to Zork, only the dialogue and choices are conducted by speaking -- no pen, paper or arduous typing is involved in the process. Can you comprehend that? If so, you're one st...

March 27th 2010 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Princess Tomato in Salad Kingdom is your usual text-based adventure game, with a decidedly vegetarian twist. It's tough for us to provide you with a comprehensive look at a genre with so much content -- plus all of the trial-and-error. It wouldn't make for a very comprehensive and enlightening vide...

February 8th 2010 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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OK, so maybe not a Zork game per se, but some sort of text adventure would be right up Infocom fan (and Lost creator) J.J. Abrams' alley. That revelation comes from a recent conversation the writer/producer/director had with MTV, which you can find after the break. Though he's at least half-kidding...

October 8th 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Ever since the iPhone App Store launch last month, we've been on the hunt for apps we can load on our fancy phones and not forget about immediately. Occasionally something pops up but, sure enough, we manage to forget about it in a matter of days. But here ... this is different. Frotz we'll keep ar...

August 13th 2008 at 7:13pm 0 Comments