Software on Floppy Disc, ADVENTURE


This eight-inch floppy disc is labelled in hand "ADVENTURE". The donor, a programmer by profession, said of this program: "Adventure was one of the first computer games that really took the world by storm. I can't tell you how many hours I spent pounding away on there trying to make my way through the Colossal Caves. It was all text based. It starts you out at a warehouse, it describes the stream flowing down,and go through the cave. And the idea was to pick up as much stuff as you can. And you had to be a little devious. . . I can't tell you how many programmers whiled away their hours playing Adventure instead of doing productive work."

For the IMSAI 8080 microcomputer Berg used, see 2010.0239.01. For his disk drive, see 2010.0239.02.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Barry S. Berg

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2012.3060.13Catalog Number: 2012.3060.13Nonaccession Number: 2012.3060

Object Name: software

Measurements: overall: 7 cm x 21.5 cm x 2.7 cm; 2 3/4 in x 8 15/32 in x 1 1/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1423443

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