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Games, Gamey, History, Hysteria 1

These days, many folks may not remember that the first computer games were text-based, as were the first multi-player on-line games. I remember one of the old No*Name BBS. I never played it, but I remember it.

Wikipedia describes the first computer-based adventure game here.

There is a flash versions of Colossal Cave here, so you can get a feel for how it worked.

And here you can find it applied to contemporary events, with devastating and hilarious accuracy.


1 comment

  1. SecondSon

    November 22, 2006 at 5:56 pm

    One of our cousins (mom’s side) played one of these quite a bit.