Update (3/31/16 David Taylor Podcast on Adventureland
A great podcast on my first classic game Adventureland. The first 30
seconds is a digital voice and is NOT indicative of the rest of the
feature. Feel free to skip that if you find it annoying. Other than that
little nit I found this very enjoyable. Sprite
Castle 027: Adventureland
Update (3/24/13) Full Feature in the Platteville Journal
Throughout the years, I’ve
gotten a lot of letters from folks all around the world who’ve
played my games. Each person has shared a bit of their story, giving a
glimpse into ways that I’ve impacted their lives. You never know what is
going to touch someone, and I find these stories incredibly inspiring.
I also find their present-day
adventures intriguing. In this new age of instant communication, friends
become fans, games become teachers, and then we all become next door
neighbors. Enjoy this first installment of a new monthly feature that
shares the stories of these connected lives.
Adventurer of the Month: Rusty
Rusty Trimble is a writer of both illustrated children's
books and adult novels of the noir genre. He is currently working on a
children’s book based on Scott Adams’ Pirate Cove. Read the introduction
and Chapter 1 here.
Rusty has completed nine books for children based around
his son Andrew who stars in each story. His first adult novel, The Hitmen
Narratives, is a series of short stories revolving around one of the most
evil of professions, the professional killer.
As the father of an Autistic child, he hopes the
sales of his books will provide funding to raise money to seek research and
treatment for children with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder. To that
end, 50% of all profits from any book are pledged to like causes.
----READ THE FULL FEATURE HERE---
Update (3/19/13) Full Feature in the Platteville Journal
Last month, I sat down with
Steve Prestegard, editor of the Platteville Journal. What I thought
was going to be a short announcement about my new game turned into the
entire front page of the SouthWest section. Here’s an excerpt from
The Inheritance of Scott Adams
The computer gaming pioneer is back with the text game “The Inheritance.”
By day, Scott Adams is a senior
programmer for AVISTA in Platteville, where he has worked since the late
1980s. On his off hours, Scott Adams is one of the pioneers of computer
gaming, dating back to when computers had entire kilobytes of memory and
when the Internet was known only to the Defense Department and a few
Adams didn’t realize he was considered a gaming pioneer until
the advent of the Internet and email, when he started getting emails about
the impact of his early work.
Adams is back in gaming with the release of “The Inheritance,”
which he describes as “interactive fiction,” or “a text adventure game with
sound effects. So it’s a reading and thinking game. You’re put into an
environment; you tell me what to do.
“If you play the game for a half-hour — set the timer — and if
you can get up and not think about it, it’s not for you. The game is going
to continue to make you think about what you want to do next.”
Read the rest of the
Update (2/14/13) The Inheritance is now available!!
The Inheritance click HERE!
Update (12/5/12) The Inheritance Preorder and demo page now
Inheritance Preorder and Demos click HERE!
Update (7/7/12) The Inheritance Facebook page
I have setup a Facebook page
for my new game The Inheritance. Please click Like on the page!
I am currently using it keep me focused
on writing the game. So if I don’t post updates there feel free to nag me!
Update (11/30/10) New Interviews and Interesting Link!
Note the interesting link added just over
to the right. This is not a paid advertisement but something I heard about
and thought worth sharing!
Also the links page has a new set of interviews at Matt Chat:
Update (3/12/09) New Interview
The links page has a new interview at
Programmers Heaven: Are
Games More Fun Now?
Update (10/20/09) FREE CHRONIC LYME RESOURCE CD
The Free Lyme Resource
Cd has a new home at Lyme-Resource.
Update (07/03/09) Interesting reviews of my classic games
A fun walk down memory
lane as a blogger replays my 12 classic adventures.
Here’s the link to the
start, the rest can be found in the index there … Announcing the Great Scott Project
Update (03/16/09) FREE CHRONIC LYME RESOURCE CD
My wife has been battling
Chronic Lyme Disease for 2 years now. She has improved greatly with limited
I host an alternative
support group on Yahoo groups. I also have a computer CD of all the things
I have learned about Lyme disease that I will send out free postpaid to
anyone who desires a copy in the US/Canada. Email me a mailing address if you
would like one.
Also if you have or know
someone diagnosed with FMS, ALS, CFS you might
want to start doing some reading!
Added the Windows PDA
version of my classic games to download section. Conversion done by Stephen
The promoter has cancelled
Adventurecon renamed to Adventure Gaming Expo
With the change of the
name is a new website: Adventure
Gaming Expo Folks try and sign
up early, this will help out the sponsor make sure this is a big success!
I would love to meet folks
in person! I will be at this year's Adventurecon as a special guest. It is in Atlantic city during
labor day weekend. Just a heads up if anyone cares to attend!
LOTR vs. EQ2 and
I am going to be playing
Lord of the Rings Online allot less and Everquest 2 more. Folks have asked me
why. I have related it a few times but figured I would post it here.
There are 3 main areas that the game LOTR is currently annoying me:
1) No mentoring. Friends that are 5+ levels apart have a hard time playing
together without trivializing the experience for one another.
2) Auction House. As a seller it is a big pain in the end to have to
constantly relist your items that don't sell. Especially if you are out in
the field and get the items back in the mail and there is no AH nearby.
3) Guild controls. The guild system and its controls are very primitive
compared to EQ2. Only 4 levels of membership and very little control over
much about each level's rights.
There are tons of little things too that I miss all the time from EQ2. Auto
-face target, group invis, group evacuation, pressing WWWWWW while in chat
mode and having it go out in chat, no HQ quests.
There is allot I like about LOTR (graphics are still awesome as is the LOTR
storyline) and since I have lifetime accounts I am by no means quitting.
I will see how the game develops over the years. Just for now I will be
playing EQ2 allot more and LOTR a lot less!
To all my EQ2 guildmates, sorry for my divided loyalties the last few
months, but at least LOTR has made me appreciate EQ2 all the more!
Priming the Pump: How TRS-80 Microcomputer Enthusiasts
Helped Spark the PC Revolution
reading this great book (Priming the
Pump: How TRS-80 Microcomputer Enthusiasts Helped Spark the PC Revolution)
about the rise of the TRS-80 and the people that made it happen. I highly
recommend it to anyone who lived during the era of the TRS-80 or are
curious about how one the linchpins of the computer revolution came about!
You can order it directly from www.microcomputerpioneers.com
or search for it at your favorite online bookseller: “Priming the Pump”
Lord of the rings online
Have you tried Lord of the Rings Online? It is really
very true to the source materials and a load of fun. For example in the
books no one ever died and was resurrected (No Gandalf doesn't count and
did he really die anyway?) So they don't have a health bar or healers. Insted you have Morale, which gets so low you will want
to retreat from battle and there are minstrels who can sing a rousing song
and boost your Morale! You get the idea!
Right now LOTR Online is
the number one PC game in the US and Europe and for very good reason. They
actually had a marvelously clean launch and already have the first content
(free) update announced for June 2007. They have an incredible epic story
line that puts you in to the story of LOTR and something on the order of
5,000 side quests to keep you interested if that is not enough.
I am playing on the
Landroval server and have a branch of my EQ2 Vindicators guild there. I love the
quests in the game and the lore and am actually playing my char more
Come join us!
The dates for the convention have been
postponed now till 2008!
The dates for the convention have been
changed to August 28th and 29th! Hope to see you
!!! Hello, Adventurer !!!
We are proud to announce that the legendary Scott Adams is a confirmed guest
In case you didn't know, Scott Adams is a true pioneer in the adventure
game world. He was the first man to bring adventure games to home computers
through his company Adventure International. All told, he has written
over 15 adventure games for various platforms. I can go on and on
about everything he's done from groundbreaking work to comic book
crossovers to movie adaptations.
Instead, I direct you to the official Scott Adams site at http://www.msadams.com
Here's an excellent Adventure International tribute site:
And finally, Malinche hosts an online version of
Scott Adams' Adventureland:
We also have the official dates for AdventureCon
- July 24th and July 25th.
We will be offering special "play and stay" packages for
adventurers who register early. At this point it looks like we'll
have 75 such packages available and AdventureCon
mailing list subscribers will get the first shot at these specials. These
packages will save you money on your hotel room at the Mirage and on your AdventureCon show tickets.
Stay tuned for more!
Malinche Entertainment Corp., 1070H Route
34 PMB 190, Matawan, NJ 07747, USA
To subscribe visit:
many of you know I enjoy playing computer games. For the last 15 months I
have been playing Everquest2 with a large number of good friends.
the guild I run in Everquest2 now numbers 450+ characters with well
over 100+ real people behind the avatars. We are one of the largest and
oldest guilds in the game.
guild itself recently turned level 30 and bought the best residence in the
game at Number 2 Bayle Court in South Qeynos across from the magical tower.
members all worked long and hard on acquiring the city status and the items
needed for our crafters to build the items in this house. Then our own Khal
Minister of Events decorated our mansion. Here is a video of the guild
house. I hope you enjoy it!
will be having an open house in the game on March 5, 2006. Here is a link
about the festivities leading up to the grand opening
anyone is interested in playing with us you might want to try the free
trial of EQ2 and see if it something you like or not. http://www.trialoftheisle.com/ We
are on the Antonia Bayle server which is role-play and non-PVP.
I was interviewed on Aggrome about my activities
in Everquest 2.
I added a link to Counterspy on the right column. I use it and recommend
it. Note that I do get a percentage of sales from that link.
Java script playable version added to links page.
Note Vindicators on EverQuest2
is now the largest guild on the most populous server. Always room for a few
International Tribute site add to links page
A new Atari 8 bit site has been added to links page
the Antonia Bayle server is now alive and well and looking for new
friends. Everquest 2 is turning out to be allot of fun!
Everquest 2 is
launching Nov 8. I will be heading up a role player friendly guild there
and invite all of you to join us. If interested please join the EverQuest
yahoo group which you can find on my links page
I was interviewed on Mobhunter about my activities in Everquest. I also made
a movie of my 5 character hydra
and how I do it.
I was invited into the Everquest 2
beta last week and have been playing my sneaky, backstabbing little ratonga scout and having a blast. I plan to play good
chars in retail so I selected the evil char during beta. The NDA prevents
me at present from saying anymore. But if you search the web you will find
more information on the major fan sites.
I have the game preordered and hope to see you all when it launches.
Added a Hint Sheet Decoder spreadsheets, done by Danni Segal, to
the downloads section.
I am still playing City of Heroes. Currently main character is Flame
Lock but I also play Great Scott on and off. Also playing Everquest while I
wait for EQ2 to come out.
Added a number of excellent solution spreadsheets, done by Dr. Ramu Rmanathan, to the downloads
of Heroes super-group Vindicators of Virtue is now active.
a little more work on the Inheritance, at this rate I should be done in
about 5 years!
playing City of Heroes This a great fun MOG. My
character is Great Scott defending Paragon City on the Virtue
server. If you play CoH be sure and send me a tell or in game email. I am
thinking of starting a Super Group called Vindicators when I reach level 10
review thread here.
the download pages to indicate the Windows versions of all the games work
on Windows XP also.
teaser for the interview http://www.moonradio.co.uk/moonradio_new/screenplay.htm
and the handout being given at the show.
am being interviewed on the web Sunday 29th February, 2.45pm GMT (that is
8:45 am central, 9:45 am eastern)
on the link in the middle (Play With Your Mind) to get the details.
interested, you can attend via the web chat room.
say never when it comes to EverQuest. After not playing for 3 months I have
reactivated EQ again.
about my first night back here here.
am still involved in SWG and also playing Neverwinter Nights.
have cancelled all my EQ accounts as of December. I won't say it is
permanent because you just never know! But at this point I would be really
surprised if I ever return. Star Wars Galaxy (SWG) is one reason I quit
Everquest. I also have played FFXI for awhile and currently have some open
am still playing and enjoying SWG. I now have 5 main characters on
Chilastra. Mave, Maven, Maveni, Ardor and M'Scott Adams. Note that M'Scott
is my guild holder and I do not play him much. The MaveX trio are played
together as a hydra and Ardor is my artisan.
did NOT get much work done on "The Inheritance" this December as I had hoped. Too much time
spent with family, vacationing and playing games.
have been accepted into the Wish MOG beta. It is a very interesting next
generation MOG. I will be keeping a Beta Journal which will be archived
playing Star Wars Galaxy (SWG) on the Chilastra server as Mave and Maven. I
am attempting to get a PA established. Having a blast there. I suspect I
will return to Everquest someday but at the moment the force is strong...
work on “The
Inheritance" has been going
slow but in December I expect to be getting back to it.
in Everquest again, you can read all about it here.
I have been
working on my next game “The
Inheritance" and so far
the introduction room and puzzles are completed. I am starting work on the
Also some minor updates to the FAQ
I am trying out Everquest on the Play
Station 2. For me it is a much more casual game then the PC version and I
can play for short periods of time easily. Read my first impressions here.
have quit Everquest you can read my farewell here.
A big thank-you to Mickey Crocker for designing and implementing
this new web site.
please let me know if you find any problems. As you
may have seen, I am currently using a redirector from the original site to
bring you here.
side note, I am still playing Everquest on The Tribunal server. I play a hydra of 5 characters: Maev,
Maeg, Maee, Maex and Maek. There is also has an opt-in email list you can join.
The new game is
now tentatively titled “The Inheritance:
The following was sent to
the email lists…
Merry Christmas to
all on my email lists!!!!
news, today I started work on my next Adventure game.
It is totally
written from scratch and is not a remake of any of my old adventures. It
will use the same engine as Return To Pirate Island 2 and will have sound
but no graphics.
tentative name at this point is Bible Mansion. It will be based on the old testament
of the bible and will require the use of same to play the game.
of you who know the power of prayer and feel so inclined would greatly appreciate
all your prayers on this project.
I will be
forming a beta team for it some time in 2003. I will send out an email to
all asking for volunteers when I am ready.