Dave's Stupid Adventure Game Final

You are a student. That should be enough to depress you in these tough economic Liberal dominated times, but you are troubled by a weightier burden – ITEC802. What you though would be a nice little romp in the woods has turned out to be tougher than finding weapons of mass distruction. You want your life back. –Dave’s Stupid Adventure Game Final (IETC 802, Macquarie University) A final exam in this…

Words Matter: Nick Montfort's Ad Verbum

First, words have rules. The mansion of the Word Wizard has many rules. The game of Ad Verbum also has rules. Much of the problem-solving and puzzle-unpuzzling of the text is in recognizing the rules in play and using them to get out of sticky situations. In fact, the player (via text) and adventurer (via sound) are warned by a mysterious and booming, sonorous voice before entering a room, ?You…