This directory contains the original entries for the 1995 Text Adventure Authorship Competition.
Later updates to the games, if available, are in the general game directories games/tads or games/zcode as indicated below.
*.z5 files are written with Inform and must be played with an Infocom
interpreter (infocom/interpreters), the
*.gam files are written with TADS 2
and must be played with the TADS 2 runtime system (programming/tads2).
All Quiet on the Library Front, An Interactive Vignette by Michael S. Phillips. Release 1 / serial number 950829. (an updated version of this game is in games/zcode/library.z5)
The Magic Toyshop, a fun game for all the family by Gareth Rees. Release 1, serial number 950726. (An updated version of this game is in games/zcode/magic-toyshop.z5, source code to the updated version is in games/source/inform/magic-toyshop.inf)
The Mind Electric, An Interactive Vision by Jason Dyer. Release 2 / serial number 950830 (an updated version of this game is in games/zcode/mindelec.z5)
Detective, An Interactive MiSTing (Mystery Science Theater 3000) of Matt Barringer's AGT game "Detective", by Christopher E. Forman. Release 101, serial number 950814. Inform source code, compiled game file, and a walkthrough. (an updated version of this game is in games/zcode/mst3k1.z5, source code to the updated version is in games/source/inform/mst3k1.inf)
A Night at the Museum Forever, version 1.0, by Chris Angelini. TADS game file, description, and a walkthrough. [file is linked to games/tads/Museum.zip]
the results of the competition, by Gerry Kevin Wilson
the rules of the competition, by Gerry Kevin Wilson
The One That Got Away, version 1.0; anonymous entry. TADS game file and walkthrough. (an updated version of this game (game file only) is in games/tads/The_One.gam)
Toonesia, A Mini Text-Adventure Game, version 1.0 by "C. J. T. Spaulding". (an updated version of this game is in games/tads/toonesia.gam)
Undertow v1.00 (29aug95), by Stephen Granade. TADS game file and instructions. (an updated version of this game (game file only) is in games/tads/tow11.gam)
Tube Trouble, a mini-adventure by Richard Tucker. Release 0 / serial number 950831 (an updated version of this game is in games/zcode/tube.z5)
Undo, version 1.0.1, by null dogmas. [file is linked to games/tads/undo.gam]
A Change in the Weather, An Interactive Short Story by Andrew Plotkin. Release 4, serial number 950819. (an updated version of this game is in games/zcode/weather.z5)
Uncle Zebulon's Will, an Interactive Inheritance. Release 1.0 / 950831, by Magnus Olsson. TADS game file and description. (a machine-independent TADS .gam file is in games/tads/zebulon2.zip; and TADS source is in games/source/zeb2_src.zip)