Accordingly, this paper analyzes previously unpublished files
recovered from a backup of Woods's student account at Stanford, and
documents an excursion to the real Colossal Cave in Kentucky in
2005. In addition, new interviews with Crowther, Woods, and their
associates (particularly members of Crowther's family) provide new
insights on the precise nature of Woods's significant contributions.
Real locations in the cave and several artifacts (such as an iron
rod and an axe head) correspond to their representation in
Crowther's version …
Nearby is Colossal Cave: Examining Will Crowther's Original
“Adventure” in Code and in Kentucky
I remember first “playing” this game in 5th Grade (where
“playing” involved the teacher reading the descriptions off the only Apple ][
in the school, asking us elementary students what to do next, and typing in
the directions given) but it was later, in high school, when my friend Bill
and I would play this game for hours (on his family's IBM PC), and I can still picture the map
Bill made as we made our way through the game.
What's interesting about this report are the actual photographs from the
cave system that show up in Adventure.
Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending upon your take), there are no
pictures of a grue—I guess the
flashbulb scared him off.
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