A subset of the adventure genre which takes typed commands from the user and issues back descriptions as text.

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Can Thief steal what you don't see?

I'm now going through Zork I (revision 88, Infocom release) and mapping the maze of twisty little passages by dropping various stuff here and there. What is thief tells "Since he steals for pleasure ...
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Who wrote the game 'The Pits', and where is it now? [closed]

My last question was closed as too ambiguous. So I have readdressed the question into several specific questions. Who wrote the text based adventure game "The Pits" which was on "The Source" ...
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How were text adventures meant to be played?

I have recently started playing Zork. I'm a big fan of graphic adventures from around '90, finished several of them on my own so I think I'm not particularly bad at them, but I'm having little luck ...