CIRCA:Text Adventure (Computer Game Genre)


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Defining Characteristics

Text adventures are a type of computer game that makes use of descriptive commands entered on a command line matched with algorithmic responses that affect changes in the progress of a fictional scenario. The genre has also been termed interactive fiction, however, not all fictions with which one can interact are computer games, least text adventures.

(including descriptive verbs such as 'look,' 'go north,' 'open door') which, if entered correctly, 

prompt the computer to update the user with a textual or graphical description of the actions those verbs stand for being performed in the context of an ongoing story . 

the results of those actions in an imaginative scenario or story that progresses according to. 

Context Points

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