Retrogaming Hacks: Tips & Tools for Playing the Classics

Another good place to start for people new to the text adventure format would be Galatea, Emily Short‘sfree-form piece based around conversation rather than puzzle-solving. It‘snot as no-nonsense as 9:05, but it‘spotentially more rewarding, and there are plenty of conversational paths and trees to explore, which lends itself to multiple replays. The online version of Galatea, available at http://jerz.setonhill.edu/if/gallery/galatea/index.html, is attractively presented: the game itself, in a Java interpreter called…