Archive for December, 2009



Hello people! Sorry for dropping out on you. University has started again and it’s eating a lot of my time. I’m not promising to get up to schedule just yet, but perhaps clearing a few games will get me in the mood again. Let’s go.

Adventure (AKA Colossal Cave Adventure) is the famous first interactive fiction game ever written. Due to the game being open sourced from the start (although it predates the current understanding of the term “open source”), there are many versions of it to be found. The version I have is the rather uncommon 551 points version, classified by Rick Adams as Adventure 6. Different versions come with somewhat different puzzles and because I really, really suck at solving puzzles (and because there seems to be no walkthrough available for this version anywhere) I will review Graham Nelson’s Z-code port of the well-known Woods’ 350 points version. I choose this version because it comes with Twisty on the Android platform – nothing more fun than playing IF on your cell phone when on the train.

At End Of Road
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.