– You are Albus Dumbledore, a great wizard. You find yourself in a small room. There are exits to the north and west. There is a table in the corner.
> Examine table
– On the table is a wand and a suspicious pipe
> Smoke pipe
– As you begin to smoke the pipe you realise that it is a joke pipe left by the Weasley twins. It was filled with laxatives. You stop smoking and put the pipe in your pocket. —Dumbledore’s death in the style of the old, text-based computer game, Zork (Guardian Books)
Just about any reference to interactive fiction is good enough to deserve a link to me.
Of course, this text description demonstrates a common problem found in text-adventure games written by beginners. Every time you enter this room, you’ll be told that you are Albus Dumbledore. Plus, the game announces that you pick up the pipe, without giving you the chance to interact with the world by typing “take pipe”.
Still, it was pleasant to find this in the list of spoofs.