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Colossal Cave Adventure

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Colossal Cave Adventure running on a PDP-11_34 displayed on the minicomputer's VT100 serial console COURTESY Autopilot, Wikipedia

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Gaming's most important evolutions

Exhibit 14: COLOSSAL CAVE ADVENTURE 1976. Computer programmer and caver Will Crowther combined his two passions to create Colossal Cave Adventure, the first interactive fiction computer game. Based on Kentucky's Mammoth Cave, the game describes the area you are standing in and lists the nearby objects, characters and exits. The player has to fathom out what to do next. The game spread quickly across ARPAnet, the computer network Crowther was helping to build. The Adventure Game had been…

Could be intro? Underwater exploration finds something, that something finds its way to city setting sets plot in motion a few years later.

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