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Colossal Caves is one of the most important pieces of software released in the early years of computing.
It allowed the user to play through a whole expansive adventure by just using words, because as soon as computer programmers added graphics and sound into games, it would use huge amounts of what meagre RAM the home micros had.
Using just single words or phrases the gamer could explore a large world, using objects and interacting with the environment around them, just using text.
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