Colossal Cave Adventure (also known as ADVENT, Colossal Cave, or Adventure) (Crowther, 1976; Crowther & Woods, 1977), an iPhone version of the first text adventure computer game.

Rewrote game to implement 1000-point version by David Malmberg. Also, added Game Center support! In addition to leader boards, you can now invite other players and give them a virtual tour to help them should they get stuck.

What’s New

Version 3.0

Modernized for iOS 9.3 and up.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

foxweasle ,

Glitch needs to be fixed

A great 80’s text-based game. However I stopped playing about a year ago. There is a bug or glitch when trying to water the plant. I spent hours trying any method or command that I could think of. The game won’t let you water the plant so it will grow. Same issue with trying to water the rose.

jds126 ,


There’s a big when u try to water the plant

BillyRubin ,

Just the way I remember it!

Just downloaded this app. I used to play the original Adventure game for HOURS. Did finally beat the game - big thing about this is it makes you think - it's not graphic. You need to draw a map as you go and track your movements. There are secrets and uses for each of the items. The snake is the first trick. Get the bird - but to get the bird you need to first find the cage. But you can't get the bird in the cage until you drop something. Use reasoning, imagination, and draw a map as you go. You should be able to have hours of fun too.

For older - not Gen X mostly us boomers that were into computers in the early days - before GUIs and mice - back when the command line ruled - this was the type of games that wasted hundreds of hours in university labs, company computer centers and other such places.

I played this game and others (trek, hammurabi, etc) on PR1ME mini-computers on text terminals.

Ahh nostalgia.

This implementation of Adventure (or the Colossal Cave) is very well done. My compliments to those that created it.



Pi-Soft Consulting, LLC
22.3 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 1991, 1993 The Regents of the University of California


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