Adventure Before Adventure Games

@article{Lessard2013AdventureBA,
  title={Adventure Before Adventure Games},
  author={Jonathan Lessard},
  journal={Games and Culture},
  year={2013},
  volume={8},
  pages={119 - 135}
}
The original Adventure by Crowther and Woods (1977) has an important place in computer game history. It is not only considered the first adventure game but also the ancestor of interactive fiction, point-and-click games, action adventures, and even massively multiplayer online role-playing games. Adventure often defined in terms of categories that did not exist at the time of its making. The concept of video games as the cultural institution we know today was alien to its authors. This article… 
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