interactive fiction

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interactive fiction

An adventure game that has been created or modified for the computer. It has multiple story lines, environments and endings, all of which are determined by choices the player makes at various times.
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For example, Hamlet: The Text Adventure asks the gamer to type in text so he/ she can move around Elsinore, pick up items, and talk to the characters in the play, albeit in colloquial rather than Shakespearean language.
The comparative stability of "the queen" and "my lord" on the Web page, like the player's assumption of the role of Hamlet in the text adventure, suggests that Shakespeare's characters are an attractive resource for digital art.
date game -- last fall's "Back-2-School Hook-Up Text Adventure.
Text Adventure responses are edgy and fun and incorporate the text messaging short-hand popular with Virgin Mobile's youth audience.
In Grail to the Thief, players make their choices through a conversation tree, eliminating the confusion and frustration that comes with traditional text adventure games, which require players to type in commands to progress.
Vibes Media, a leading provider of interactive text message and mobile content marketing programs, and Virgin Mobile USA, the nation's leading youth wireless network, today announced the launch of a new text adventure game that challenges players to try to virtually "hook up" with the girl or guy of their dreams.
I enjoyed reading and engaging with these realistic text adventures and am sure that they will appeal to children and teenagers who enjoy adventures, history and computer games.
I remember playing a lot of text adventures games, but I couldn't read what it said or understand how to use it, so they taught me to read to play games.
The Cabin isn't like old text adventures where you had to type in your actions: It gives you a set of options and you just picked which to go with.
Text adventures are back and you'll be able to play them on a mobile phone following a deal between Nokia and software developers Activision.
Device 6'' (Simogo, for iOS): This witty mystery reminded me of the classic text adventures of the 1980s -- except now, you have to rotate your iPad to follow along.
Sentient's menu-driven dialogue interface is reminiscent of the classic text adventures from the early days of PC gaming, but the locale is strictly real-time 3D, giving the game a unique, genre-crossing appeal to role playing and adventure gamers from many eras of gaming.