Posts Tagged ‘video games’

I watched a great documentary last night about a somewhat neglected page in the history of gaming: the text-based adventure game.

Get Lamp: The Text Adventure Documentary is a fantastic introduction to ye olde days of text-based adventure games (or “interactive fiction“) for those unfamiliar with it. Aside from being a great insight into the world of early PC gaming, it’s also a fascinating look at the people who pioneered it.

You can watch it (for free!) on youtube, complete with an intro by Jason Scott (my digital hoarder historian hero) at a Google Tech Talk. The doco itself starts around 07.30:

Get Lamp brought up some interesting points. (more…)