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Scott Adams Adventures are a
style of game that puts the player in an environment and then allows them
to manipulate objects to accomplish an objective. In many cases, the actual
objective of the game may not be even clear when the player starts.
The original Adventure game
was written for a DEC computer by two college students Crowther and Don
Woods (Original Colossal Caves Adventure). In 1978 Scott had the
opportunity to play this game and was fascinated by the concept. Scott
wrote his first adventure game Adventureland for the Radio Shack TRS-80
model Scott computer (16,000 bytes of memory, a Z80 processor, and a
cassette drive) in the same year.
Note that Scott has been credited
with starting the entire multi-billion dollar a year computer gaming
He wrote a series of
Adventures for his company Adventure International from 1978 to about 1984.
The series was written for the many different platforms of the day, Atari,
Apple 2, Commodore, Sorcerer, TI, and CPM etc. Scott had versions that were
all text and others that were graphical and even some with animations.
During the big down turn of the industry of the mid 1980's (remember $1,000
TI computers being sold for $50?) the company went out of business and
Scott moved on. For the last twelve years, he has been working at Esterline AVISTA in Platteville, Wisconsin
as a senior programmer.
Scott released a new
adventure game using a new full sentence input processor. Due to limited
time and resources it is written for just one platform, a PC running
Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000. The game is called Return to
Pirate’s Island 2.
The game is text
(allowing full sentence inputs) with no graphics. It is based on his
original Return to Pirate's Island game,
which was written using the old two-word parser. There have been numerous
improvements and additions over the older two-word game including sound
There is a mailing
list, which deals with updates and news about Scott Adams Adventure Games
(sign up at Mailing Lists). The archive for
this list is at Saga List Archives.
Please note that
Scott always answer all email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and always enjoy notes from fans of his games. If you do not get a response
from him within a few days of sending, then assume the Internet ate it and