The Adventure

Packaging for Sinclair QL Classic Adventures
The Adventure is an improved implementation of the Crowther and Woods original adventure (later known as "Colossal Cave"). The Crowther and Woods adventure is seen as the very first adventure game ever written for a computer - although their version was written for an early mainframe computer, not for people ot use at home.

This implementation is text only and is based around the premise that you need to explore your world, gathering treasure and working out how to get around obstacles using the items which can be found littered about the game. All the treasure has to be returned to the treasure room in order to complete the game.

With magic spells to transport you back to locations, this game has always proved popular amongst fans of interactive fiction (or text adventures).

The program was released on several other platforms, including the Sinclair ZX81, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64 and the MSX Computers.

The QL version was never released on its own and only included as part of the QL Classic Adventures package by Sinclair Research Ltd which also featured Mordons Quest.

The Adventure on the Solution Archive.

Screenshot of Sinclair QL The Adventure
Title: The Adventure
Language: C (MetaComCo)
Author: Abersoft Limited (John Jones-Steele)
Publisher: Sinclair Research Ltd
Year of Publication: 1985
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and some emulators (not QPC2)
Commercial Status: Freeware
Price as at December 1985: £9.95
Reviews: QL World (December 1985)
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: Sinclair QL Homepage

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