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Interactive Fiction

Entry updated 20 December 2011. Tagged: Game, Theme.

Term apparently coined by Robert Lafore to describe the text Adventures he wrote for Adventure International (AI), among them the crime game Local Call For Death (1979 AI, TRS80). The phrase came into general use when it was employed by the development house Infocom to promote such works as A Mind Forever Voyaging (1985) by emphasizing their connections with literature as opposed to contemporary Videogames. In modern usage, the term denotes any text Adventure, particularly one considered to have artistic merit. [NT]

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