View Full Version : [ubuntu] Text based adventure game?

May 6th, 2009, 05:32 PM
I used to love text based adventure games and now I rarely have time for them but lately I have been looking at a bit of free time thoughout my day so I was wondering is there an all text game availible for a server platform that could be run via putty

May 7th, 2009, 05:08 PM
no games or nobody knows?

May 7th, 2009, 05:12 PM
I think there's some

I think you can still get a console version of dopewars that was fun.

I'm working on some python programming so I may try an adventure game soon

I did a zork type choose your own adventure in basic when I was in middle school

May 7th, 2009, 05:16 PM
ehh its dos but does work with dosbox installed


May 7th, 2009, 05:33 PM
I miss the old BBS days with L.O.R.D. and a few of the others.

I think what you may be looking for is a MUD (Multi User Dungeon). Usually played over tellnet.

May 7th, 2009, 05:40 PM
"frotz" from the repositories can play the old infocom games, if you can get ahold of the game files. Used to be you could find them online, but Activision may have cracked down on that. The Zork series has been released as freeware, you just need to extract the DOS files and find the .z5 file which can be run with frotz.

There's also an interpreter for games written in TADS, which I've tinkered with some, and Inform, which is another interactive fiction language. You can download games for TADS, inform, and other stuff from http://www.ifarchive.org/. Lots of freeware/open-source games written for those interpreters there.

EDIT: if you like REALLY old text adventures, install "scottfree" from the repos and download the venerable scott adams (not the dilbert guy) adventures (now freeware) from http://www.msadams.com/

May 8th, 2009, 03:29 AM
There might be something of interest to you in the bsdgames package.

May 8th, 2009, 08:13 AM
Visit www.ifarchive.org for tons of free and polished text adventure games and instructions on how to play them.