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.
Modernized for iOS 9.3 and up.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
There’s a big when u try to water the plant
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.
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
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.