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The History of Computer Role-Playing Games

Courtesy Slashdot comes Matt Barton’s article on The History of Computer Role-Playing Games Part I: The Early Years (1974-1983). The chronology starts by discussing tabletop D&D and number games like Strat-O-Matic, moves into mainframe classics like dnd and Rogue, and then covers the first CRPGs for home computers. The author wrote this article for CRPG […]

Posted inElsewhere, Software

Mystery House Taken Over

Mystery House Taken Over is an open-source interactive fiction game. It is based on Mystery House, the first text-and-graphics adventure game, which was originally published for the Apple II in 1980 by what would become Sierra On-Line. The classic Mystery House and other original variations can be played online or downloaded in z-code, which can […]

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iWoz shipping sooner than predicted

Amazon has changed their ship date for “iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It”, a new hardcover book by Steve Wozniak and Gina Smith, from November 1st to September 25th. Pre-orders are still being accepted. Update: iWoz is now shipping.