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Adventure is a video game for the Atari 2600 video game console, released in late –. In the game, the player controls a square avatar whose quest is to explore an open-ended environment to find a magical chalice and return it to the golden castle.
An adventure game is a video game in which the player assumes the role of a protagonist in an interactive story driven by exploration and puzzle-solving.
Andrew Plotkin (born May 15, 1970), also known as Zarf, is a central figure in the modern interactive fiction (IF) community.
BASIC (an acronym for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) is a family of general-purpose, high-level programming languages whose design philosophy emphasizes ease of use.
Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) was a Unix operating system derivative developed and distributed by the Computer Systems Research Group (CSRG) of the University of California, Berkeley, from 1977 to 1995.
C (as in the letter ''c'') is a general-purpose, imperative computer programming language, supporting structured programming, lexical variable scope and recursion, while a static type system prevents many unintended operations.
A command-line interface or command language interpreter (CLI), also known as command-line user interface, console user interface and character user interface (CUI), is a means of interacting with a computer program where the user (or client) issues commands to the program in the form of successive lines of text (command lines).
The Commodore PET (Personal Electronic Transactor) is a line of home/personal computers produced starting in 1977 by Commodore International.
Cory Efram Doctorow (born July 17, 1971) is a Canadian-British on his wife, Alice Taylor's Twitter stream, 12 August 2011 blogger, journalist, and science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing.
Creative Computing was one of the earliest magazines covering the microcomputer revolution.
CURSOR: Programs for PET Computers was the name of an early computer-based "magazine" that was distributed on cassette from 1978 and into the early 1980s.
David H. Ahl (born 1939) is the founder of Creative Computing magazine.
Discord is a proprietary freeware voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) application designed for gaming communities, that specializes in text and audio communication between users in a chat channel.
In geometry, a dodecahedron (Greek δωδεκάεδρον, from δώδεκα dōdeka "twelve" + ἕδρα hédra "base", "seat" or "face") is any polyhedron with twelve flat faces.
The Dungeons & Dragons Computer Fantasy Game is a handheld electronic game released by Mattel in 1981.
Gregory Yob (June 18, 1945 – October 13, 2005) was an American computer game game designer.
Guild Wars is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) series developed by ArenaNet and published by NCSOFT.
Hide-and-seek, or hide-and-go-seek, is a popular children's game in which any number of players (ideally at least three) conceal themselves in the environment, to be found by one or more seekers.
Homestar Runner is a Flash-animated Internet cartoon series created by Mike and Matt Chapman, also known as The Brothers Chaps.
The HP-41C series are programmable, expandable, continuous memory handheld RPN calculators made by Hewlett-Packard from 1979 to 1990.
Hunt the Wumpus is an early computer game, based on a simple hide and seek format featuring a mysterious monster (the Wumpus) that lurks deep inside a network of rooms.
Hunter, in Darkness is a 1999 interactive fiction game by Andrew Plotkin, written in Inform.
In geometry, an icosahedron is a polyhedron with 20 faces.
Interactive fiction, often abbreviated IF, is software simulating environments in which players use text commands to control characters and influence the environment.
Kingdom of Loathing (abbreviated KoL) is a browser-based multiplayer role-playing game designed and operated by Asymmetric Publications, including creator Zack "Jick" Johnson with a small team.
Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel.
M.U.L.E. is a seminal multiplayer video game originally written for the Atari 8-bit family by Ozark Softscape and published in 1983 by Electronic Arts.
Magic: The Gathering is a both a trading card and digital collectible card game created by Richard Garfield.
The collectible card game Magic: The Gathering published nine core sets from 1993–2007, also referred to as basic sets and base sets.
The Masques block is a Magic: The Gathering block that is set on the planes of Mercadia, Rath, and plane of Dominaria.
MBASIC is the '''M'''icrosoft '''BASIC''' implementation of BASIC for the CP/M operating system.
Menlo Park is a city at the eastern edge of San Mateo County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, in the United States.
Mugwump is an early video game where the user is tasked with finding four "Mugwumps" that are randomly hidden on a 10x10 grid.
NetHack is a single-player roguelike video game originally released in 1987 with ASCII graphics.
The open-source model is a decentralized software-development model that encourages open collaboration.
PC games, also known as computer games or personal computer games, are video games played on a personal computer rather than a dedicated video game console or arcade machine.
People's Computer Company (PCC) was an organization, a newsletter (the People's Computer Company Newsletter) and, later, a quasiperiodical called the Dragonsmoke. PCC was founded and produced by Dennis Allison, Bob Albrecht and George Firedrake in Menlo Park, California in the early 1970s.
A programming language is a formal language that specifies a set of instructions that can be used to produce various kinds of output.
A regular grid is a tessellation of n-dimensional Euclidean space by congruent parallelotopes (e.g. bricks).
A single-player video game is a video game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session.
In computing, source code is any collection of code, possibly with comments, written using a human-readable programming language, usually as plain text.
A source port is a software project based on the source code of a game engine that allows the game to be played on operating systems or computing platforms with which the game was not originally compatible.
Stuart Jonathan Russell (born 1962) is a computer scientist known for his contributions to artificial intelligence.
Survival horror is a subgenre of video games inspired by horror fiction that focuses on survival of the character as the game tries to frighten players with either horror graphics or scary ambience.
The Texas Instruments TI-99/4A is a home computer, released June 1981 in the United States at a price of $525 ($ adjusted for inflation).
A text game or text-based game is a video game that uses text characters instead of bitmap or vector graphics.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
Time Inc. was an American worldwide mass media corporation founded on November 28, 1922 by Henry Luce and Briton Hadden and based in New York City.
Time Spiral is a Magic: The Gathering expert-level block consisting of the expansion sets Time Spiral (October 6, 2006)., by Magic Arcana, MTG.com, March 9, 2006 (accessed June 6, 2007) Planar Chaos (February 2, 2007) and Future Sight (May 4, 2007).
In geometry, a torus (plural tori) is a surface of revolution generated by revolving a circle in three-dimensional space about an axis coplanar with the circle.
Trade Wars is a series of popular computer games dating back to the early days of personal computing.
Twitter is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets".
UNIVAC (Universal Automatic Computer) is a line of electronic digital stored-program computers starting with the products of the Eckert–Mauchly Computer Corporation.
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth or UMassD) is one of five campuses and operating subdivisions of the University of Massachusetts.
Unix (trademarked as UNIX) is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix, development starting in the 1970s at the Bell Labs research center by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and others.
Valley of the Minotaur is a computer game for the Apple II, Commodore 64, Commodore PET, VIC-20 home computers.
Sixth Edition Unix, also called Version 6 Unix or just V6, was the first version of the Unix operating system to see wide release outside Bell Labs.
Zork: The Great Underground Empire - Part I, later known as Zork I, is an interactive fiction video game written by Marc Blank, Dave Lebling, Bruce Daniels and Tim Anderson and published by Infocom in 1980.