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Coming Wednesday: A Chance to Talk with Text Adventure Game Pioneer Scott Adams!
Join Scott and me on the Hacker News Forum for a discussion of all his Adventures
Sorry for the off-schedule Mad Ned Memo, but I wanted to let everyone know about a very special post coming up this week: an interview with computer gaming pioneer and father of Interactive Fiction, Scott Adams.
Scott’s company, Adventure International, produced interactive text adventures for just about every home computer platform from the late 1970’s through a good part of the 1980s, and kickstarted a game genre that has entertained countless people since.
Scott is still writing games 40 years after publishing his first one, and discusses his mission to create “Uplifting Games” via his new company, Clopas. I was very happy to be able to meet Scott and discuss these things, and I’m excited to share our chat this week with you.
And if you are interested in talking with him about his past work or his current projects yourself, we are also planning on holding an AMA on Hacker News on Wednesday! Check out the comments section of the article in my email or on my site for a link to the Hacker news discussion thread on Wednesday morning, or look for it on Hacker News directly, and post some questions for him on the thread.
Should be fun, see you all then! In the meantime, think of good things to ask Scott, and feel free to share this news with your Text Adventuring friends!