A recent email exchange with a curious student that brought back memories. Posted without further comment.
Are you fimilar with this text based video game of the 80s? If so can you explain to me how it was made, programming-wise?
OMG definitely. Spent many hours solving Zork 2 and/or 3, many of them with my high school buddy in the office of our chemistry teacher, who was also a fan.
I really don't know much about how they were programmed, although I did try to reproduce some of the basic ideas on my own. There were some listings in magazines of programs in BASIC that implemented simpler text adventures, I might have just modified those.
Here's a reference to one from Wikipedia:
Pirate Adventure, was an original game in a similar style to Adventure—its source code, written in BASIC, was published in the December 1980 issue of Byte magazine.
but I can't find the article online.