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Today, I discovered this intriguing text adventure system called "Lantern" and it seems pretty awesome. With this you can not only make ZX Spectrum text adventure games, but also Apple ][e and DOS.

I wonder if there are other text adventure authoring systems for the Atari 8-Bit line. Either way, what do you guys think of my discovery?

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21 hours ago, r_chase said:

I wonder if there are other text adventure authoring systems for the Atari 8-Bit line. Either way, what do you guys think of my discovery?

There were a couple commercial ones back in the day:

 

AdventureWriter

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-adventurewriter_126.html

 

Adventure Master

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-adventure-master_117.html

 

 

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23 minutes ago, zzip said:

There were a couple commercial ones back in the day:

 

AdventureWriter

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-adventurewriter_126.html

 

Adventure Master

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-adventure-master_117.html

 

 

Thanks.

On a semi-related topic, there is also MPAGD, which is only similar in that it's both a game engine and a cross-compiler.

 

 

2 minutes ago, CapitanClassic said:

As far as Interactive Fiction goes, I would guess the highest portability would be to write the game in Z-machine Interpreter language.


There are still annual awards for IF, the IFDB lists several tools (Inform 6 / 7) that help you write IF that can be compiled  Z-machine code.

Thanks for the tip. I probably should learn one of the Informs eventually.

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On 1/18/2024 at 2:55 PM, r_chase said:

Today, I discovered this intriguing text adventure system called "Lantern" and it seems pretty awesome. With this you can not only make ZX Spectrum text adventure games, but also Apple ][e and DOS.

I wonder if there are other text adventure authoring systems for the Atari 8-Bit line. Either way, what do you guys think of my discovery?

Yes, this is a very cool system...   I have met Evan Wright, IRL, at CoCoFEST!, ( https://www.glensideccc.com/ ), which meets IRL, once a year near Chicago, IL..

 

Evan has an Envious Job of Teaching with Classic Game Programming as a part of it..

 

MarkO

 

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