Microsoft Adventure was released on December 8, 1979 by Microsoft. The game was developed by Gordon Letwin. Microsoft Adventure is an adventure game.
Adventure was originally written in FORTRAN for the DEC PDP-10 computer and serves as a demonstration in artificial intelligence.
The game uses a text based interface as it ran on period mainframes.
The game world was set inside a cave.
|Operating System||Mainframe, CP/M or DEC|
|CPU||Intel® Core 8080 or Z-80|
|Memory||32 KB or more|
|Hard Drive Space||N/A|
The game barely fits in 32K and really needs 48K to run with fewer disk accesses. CP/M machines often had insufficient memory. The PDP-10 is a much more capable machine. Mainframe users have adequate hardware.
SOMEWHERE NEARBY IS COLOSSAL CAVE, WHERE OTHERS HAVE FOUND FORTUNES IN TREASURE AND GOLD, THOUGH IT IS RUMORED THAT SOME WHO ENTER ARE NEVER SEEN AGAIN. MAGIC IS SAID TO WORK IN THE CAVE. I WILL BE YOUR EYES AND HANDS. DIRECT ME WITH COMMANDS OF 1 OR 2 WORDS. (ERRORS, SUGGESTIONS, COMPLAINTS TO CROWTHER)