Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Adventureland
“That was Then, This is Now”
Yesterday, at Clopas LLC, we celebrated 40 years since Scott Adams released his first game, Adventureland. We’re also celebrating where we are today and what we’ve accomplished so far. We’re very excited and feel blessed for what lies ahead.
Adventureland was the first text adventure game for microcomputers. Released in 1978, it involved the search for thirteen lost artifacts in a fantasy setting. Due to its success, Scott formed the company Adventure International, which later went on to publish twelve similar games in different settings. Unfortunately, Adventure International ended in 1985 and for the next thirty one years, Scott worked as a software engineer for a several different companies.
In 2016, Scott and his wife, Roxanne, were inspired to form Clopas LLC and later created a new style of games called Conversational Adventure™ games. Simply put, they are a new fusion of interactive fiction and adventure games using modern technologies.
Team Clopas has currently partnered with Soma Games to develop Lost Legends of Redwall: Escape the Gloomer. Based on the wildly popular best-selling book, Mossflower, and second in the twenty-two book series by Brian Jacques, this interactive tale immerses the player in the exploits and redemptive arc of Gillig the otter as he tries to overcome his weaknesses, limited resources, and the menace of the monstrous water rat Gloomer.
Release of the game is planned for November 2018.
Let’s celebrate together!
We plan to continue the celebration over the next year with new Conversational Adventure™ games. Perhaps even a remaster of “Adventureland”! What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments. And stay tuned. A new website and more content are coming soon.