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    6:00 PM on 03.20.2015

    Contest: Win a code for Three Fourths Home on Steam!

    Our friends at Digerati and Bracket Games will soon be launching their IGF-nominated text adventure Three Fourths Home on Steam, and to celebrate they've given us 15 copies to hand out to lucky Dtoiders! An "Excellence in Nar...


    11:00 PM on 03.11.2015

    Did Social Justice Warriors Win PAX East?

    Mere seconds ago, I discovered that I am on the original list that inspired the development of a game called Social Justice Warriors. There is even an attack in the game based on some of the specific wording found ...

    Jonathan Holmes

    1:00 PM on 03.10.2014

    Don't panic: Play The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in-browser

    Looking for something to do today? How about be (rightfully) poked fun at by Douglas Adams for thinking you could pick up your dressing gown without getting out of bed? You can't reach it from the bed. The effort almost kills...

    Steven Hansen

    11:30 PM on 04.09.2013

    BioShock Infinite remade into text adventure

    It's been infinitely interesting to take part in the industry-wide discussion about BioShock Infinite. Many in the gaming press LOVE the game, many developers are REVOLTED by it, and many gaming consumers say it's "...

    Jonathan Holmes

    11:30 PM on 12.19.2012

    Zork creators to be given Pioneer Award from AIAS

    Zork was, for many, a critical release in the history of videogames. One of the first major successes in terms of home computer games, it also opened eyes as to the potential of games to create worlds for players to become lo...

    Conrad Zimmerman

    7:30 PM on 06.13.2012

    Text adventures and flamethrowers with Zoe Quinn

    [Destructoid's Director of Communications Hamza Aziz asked Jonathan Holmes to make a show called 'Sup, Holmes?' so that Destructoid could later sell a t-shirt that says 'Sup, Holmes?' on it. This is that show. Subscrib...

    Jonathan Holmes

    7:30 PM on 02.27.2012

    Experience Shank 2 developer's new game as text adventure

    Klei Entertainment just recently launched Shank 2 to Xbox 360, PS3 and PC and they've already announced a new game in a clever manner. Mark of the Ninja is a stealth game which the developer has chosen to reveal wit...

    Conrad Zimmerman

    2:00 PM on 02.05.2012

    Review: King Arthur II - The Role-playing Wargame

    You look at a list of new PC releases. The list is populated by arcane words and you sense strong magic at work behind the somehow familiar titles. To your surprise, the list asks you in an inaudible voice, "Do you like tacti...

    Maurice Tan

    8:40 AM on 07.26.2011

    Dead Cyborg launches, pay what you want for it

    Endre Barath has released the first episode of his indie project, Dead Cyborg. It's a first-person exploration game that's also a text adventure. With surprisingly good graphics and intriguing gameplay, it's worth looking int...

    Jim Sterling

    3:00 AM on 04.03.2010

    Play Super Mario Bros in text adventure form

    Here's something fairly cute to fiddle with this weekend. It's a text adventure version of World 1-1 in Super Mario Bros. Well, I say "text adventure", but it's really more like a Choose Your Own Adventure book. Instead ...

    Conrad Zimmerman

    6:20 PM on 03.04.2010

    Heavy Rain is now a text adventure!

    PC people, rejoice! Sick and tired of hearing Playstation owners talk about their "interactive movie" game Heavy Rain? No longer are we left out in the cold -- Heavy Rain is now available to play right on your computer! Well,...


    4:00 AM on 09.03.2009

    Grue renewed: Fallout 3's Reign of Grelock is playable

    Sadly, this article isn't about a Zork remake (not that a text-only game would benefit from bump mapping or bloom lighting) -- I just needed a catchy headline that would attract text adventure enthusiasts. If the phrase "...

    Joseph Leray

    2:22 PM on 12.10.2008

    Lux-Pain screens and trailer uncover game play

    [video]114234:844[/video] Lux-Pain overload much? The official Web site for the text-based adventure DS title launched recently, and a new teaser trailer came out with it. That teaser showed some in-game imagery, but didn't d...

    Dale North

    1:06 PM on 11.13.2008

    DS adventure Lux-Pain coming to North America in 2009

    [video]111320:718[/video] Never heard of Lux-Pain? It's a Nintendo DS text-based adventure that was released in Japan in early 2008. After hearing the buzz, I tried to give dark detective/mystery game a spin, but the Japanese...

    Dale North

    1:53 PM on 01.21.2008

    Jake Hunter:Detective Chronicles sure to appeal to the Phoenix Wright set

    If you salivated on everything in reach when you got your paws on the free Flash demo for Ace Attorney: Apollo Justice, it may be about to happen again: Japanese Famicom series Jinguuji Saburo is coming to the US. The game or...

    Colette Bennett

    12:48 PM on 11.06.2007

    Pac-Man makes love to Zork, child is born

    I don't know how old this is and frankly I don't care. This Pac-Txt, an idea so stupid it is actually genius. Described as Pac-Man meets Zork, Pac-Txt is, quite simply, an old school text-based adventure that manages to retai...

    Jim Sterling