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My last question was closed as too ambiguous. So I have readdressed the question into several specific questions.

  1. Who wrote the text based adventure game "The Pits" which was on "The Source" computer system in the early 80s?
  2. Where is the source code for this game now?
  3. Has it been ported to Linux or Windows?

Note that the game in question is a text based game and not a graphics game. The last question had a couple of answers before it was closed. They pointed to a different game than I am asking about.

Previous question is

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closed as off-topic by Frank, Studoku, TZHX, Ben, Unionhawk Mar 5 '15 at 3:23

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So it's Pits rather than Pit. Is this you? If so that would have been useful to include in the question. – Matthew Read Aug 31 '11 at 1:40
More information about it would be helpful. What was "The Source"? What was "The Pits"? It's hard to answer any of your questions without knowing who wrote it, and it's entirely possible the source is lost (and with it, any chance of a port) Edit: the link that Matthew dug up is very useful – thedaian Aug 31 '11 at 1:43
So if you get the right answer, will you share the 250 dollars? – Edwin de Koning Aug 31 '11 at 10:48
Thie question has a $250 bounty.. – DrFish Apr 23 '12 at 6:38
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about finding out who wrote a game, and gathering additional details about it. – Frank Mar 4 '15 at 19:44

The Pits was written by Jim Walters, using the ADV550 engine. The only lead on his location is that he moved to California around 20 years ago. It's likely that the source is nowhere to be found, unless you can find him. I too would like to find it.

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Incidentally, how do you know this information? (Citation needed. :)) – Quuxplusone Oct 9 '14 at 2:15
According to this link there was a "Dave Broadhurst" involved too. – Mark Hurd Oct 29 '15 at 14:39
Here are the contents of that "Copyright Encyclopedia" link, for posterity in case it goes away: Machine-readable work or computer program Registration Number / Date: TXu000039634 / 1980-03-10 Date of Creation: 1980 Title: The Pits : an interactive fantasy game / conceived and written by Jim Walters [i.e. James Burrell Walters, Jr.] and Dave Broadhurst [i.e. David Martin Broadhurst] Edition: Revision 6.65. Description: Printout. Copyright Claimant: James B. Walters & David M. Broadhurst Names: David Martin Broadhurst 1957- Walters, James Burrell, Jr., 1959- – Quuxplusone May 13 at 3:39

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