Voodoo Castle

THE ADVENTURE SERIES: AN OVERVIEW

By definition, an adventure is a dangerous or risky undertaking a novel, exciting, or otherwise remarkable event or experience. On your personal computer. Adventure is that and more.
Playing any of the Adventure series consists of three elements: you, the user; the games themselves; and the author. Scott Adams of Orlando. Florida.

In beginning any Adventure, you will find yourself in a specific location: a forest, on board a small spaceship, outside a tun house, in the briefing room of a nuclear plant, in a desert, etc. The top portion of your video display will tell you where you are and what you can see; the bottom section of the display is devoted to inputting commands to your robot computer and receiving messages that may arise as the result of your orders. You have to get used to looking at both the top and bottom portions in order to find out what's going on in the game but it doesn't take long for the reading to become a reflex. In fact you will have to live in those imaginary worlds.

By using two-word commands you move from location to location (called "rooms" although some rooms represent outdoor sites such as a swamp), manipulate objects that you find in the different rooms (pick them up. put them down, carry them. etc.). and perform actions as if you were really there.
The object of a game is to amass treasure tor points or accomplish some other goal such as preventing the destruction of the automated nuclear plant in Secret Mission. Successfully completing a game. however, is far easier to state than achieve In many cases you will find a treasure but be unable to take it until you are carrying the right combination of objects you find in the various locations.

If you're tired of video games of bouncing balls or shooting at targets; if you're ready for an intellectual challenge that transports you to new worlds of experience; if you want to see what a skilled programmer can do with a micro, invest in one of Scott Adams' games. An early Adventure (Adventureland or Pirate Adventure) is a good place to start because the more Adams creates, the tougher his puzzles get.

CONVERSION BY BRIAN HOWARTH

Platform : BBC Micro
Format : Cassette
Publisher : Adventure International
Author(s) : Scott Adams
Date : Unknown

Other Software by Adventure International:

Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
Golden Voyage Adventure International BBC Micro Cassette Unknown
Abyss Adventure International BBC Micro / Acorn Electron Cassette Unknown
Voodoo Castle Adventure International BBC Micro Cassette Unknown
Robin of Sherwood - The Touchstones of Rhiannon Adventure International Sinclair Spectrum Cassette Unknown
Adventureland Adventure International BBC Micro Cassette Unknown
Savage Island - Part One Adventure International BBC Micro Cassette Unknown
Savage Island - Part Two Adventure International BBC Micro Cassette Unknown
Strange Odyssey Adventure International BBC Micro Cassette Unknown
Secret Mission Adventure International BBC Micro Cassette Unknown
Pyramid of Doom Adventure International BBC Micro Cassette Unknown
Mystery Fun House Adventure International BBC Micro Cassette Unknown
Pirate Adventure Adventure International BBC Micro Cassette Unknown
The Count Adventure International BBC Micro Cassette Unknown
Gremlins Adventure International BBC Micro Cassette 1983
The Sorcerer of Claymorgue Castle Adventure International (UK) Acorn Electron Cassette 1984
Robin of Sherwood: The Touchstones of Rhiannon Adventure International Acorn Electron Cassette 1984
The Sorcerer of Claymorgue Castle Adventure International BBC Micro Cassette 1984
QuestProbe Featuring Spider-Man Adventure International BBC Micro Cassette 1984
Gremlins - The Adventure Adventure International Commodore C16 / Commodore Plus 4 Cassette 1984
Strange Odyssey Adventure International Acorn Electron Cassette 1985
Ghost Town Adventure International BBC Micro Cassette 1986
Scott Adams Scoops Adventure International BBC Micro Cassette 1987

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH4253. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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