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Adv - A proof-of-concept interactive fiction game written in Brainfuck

This program has been superceeded by The Lost Kingdom (Enhanced BrainFuck Edition) which is a full and complete text adventure written in Brainfuck.

Adv.b 0.01 07-Feb-2005 (70k)
# Name      : adv
# Author    : Jon Ripley
# Purpose   : Basic Text Adventure Test Game
# Date      : Mon Feb  7 18:20:48 GMT 2005
# Copyright : (C) Jon Ripley 2004
# Email     : jon(at)jonripley(dot)com

Adv was my first attempt at a large project written in Brainfuck. The game itself is at a very early stage of development and will likely remain that way forever - I wrote this more as a proof of concept program than anything else. I have been told by a member of the Brainfuck community that this may be the first piece of interactive fiction ever written in the language.

There are five rooms which you can move between, four objects that cannot be interacted with, nine single-character verbs and a score that is fixed at five points. Not all parts of the code can be reached through playing the game.

Supported single character verbs are:

N(orth), S(outh), E(ast), W(est), U(p), D(own), L(ook), I(nv) and Q(uit).

To play this game you will need a Brainfuck interpreter capable of running large programs.

Author Comments

There are two main problems I faced when writing this; completing the game engine and the parser. Ultimately I would like at least a two word parser capable of distinguishing several verbs and nouns. Anything more complex may have to come later depending how efficient the parsing can me made. A game engine capable of being used to create complex and interesting games would be required. All written in Brainfuck of course...

Update

This program has been superceeded by The Lost Kingdom (Enhanced BrainFuck Edition) which is a full and complete text adventure written in Brainfuck.

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